Reading Gene Found - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

10/3/08

Reading Gene Found

A gene previously linked to dyslexia may be involved in all reading problems.  Previous studies have singled out a gene, called KIAA0319, which is present in most children with dyslexia. 

A new study in the journal Psychiatry says that after reviewing more than 6000 elementary school kids, roughly 15% of them carry a mutated version of that same gene.  Researchers emphasize the gene has nothing to do with memory or intelligence but only affects reading.

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