Microcephaly Genes Associated With Human Brain Size, University of Oslo, University of California, San Diego (UCSD), And Scripps Translational Science Institute Study

Published: Dec 22, 2009

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ScienceDaily (Dec. 22, 2009) — A group of Norwegian and American researchers have shown that common variations in genes associated with microcephaly -- a neuro-developmental disorder in which brain size is dramatically reduced -- may explain differences in brain size in healthy individuals as well as in patients with neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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