Researchers Have Identified Dyslexia Gene - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/4/05

Researchers Have Identified Dyslexia Gene

Researchers say they've identified a gene that could be responsible for dyslexia in children.

They compared DNA samples from 300 kids with severe dyslexia to children without dyslexia. They found the children with dyslexia were more likely to have changes in their DNA caused by the gene.

Researchers are hopeful that by identifying the gene, they'll be able to better understand how dyslexia works, hopefully leading to new treatments. Researchers say the gene is on chromosome six and it may have implications for understanding how language is normally processed.

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