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Researchers find the genes responsible for motor and vocal tics in children

20:00 EDT 9 Aug 2017 | AAAS

(Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology) Tourette's syndrome is a problem with the nervous system -- such people make sudden movements or blurt out words they don't intend to say. Doctors don't know exactly what causes these problems.The scientists found that people who suffer from Tourette's syndrome have modifications in two genes -- NRXN1 and CNTN6. Duplications in CNTN6 were linked to the condition for the first time.This knowledge helps to improve existing diagnosis and in the future will help in finding a target for new therapies.

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