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Possible gene for form of mental retardation, brain development identified

 
  July, 5 2002 0:31
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Possible gene for form of mental retardation, brain development identified

Researchers funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) have come one step closer to identifying one of the causes of previously unexplained mental retardation. The researchers report finding a single gene on the X chromosome, called AGTR2 for short, that when abnormal, appears to result in mental retardation (MR).
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact:
Susan Marsiglia and Robert Bock
rb96a@nih.gov
301-496-5133
NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development


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