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dnaHealthDay (6/25, Preidt) reported that, according to a study published online June 23 in Molecular Psychiatry, researchers from the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, have identified “hundreds of gene variations that may be associated with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD).” For the study, the team “analyzed genomes from 335 AD/HD patients and their families, and compared them to more than 2,000 children without AD/HD. The hundreds of gene variations were found to occur more often in children with AD/HD than in normal children.” In a news release, psychiatrist and AD/HD expert Josephine Elia, MD, stated, “Because the gene alterations we found are involved in the development of the nervous system, they may eventually guide researchers to better targets in designing early intervention for children with AD/HD.” HealthDay noted, “The cause of AD/HD isn’t known, but studies have shown that it’s strongly influenced by genetics.”


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