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Special Issue "Genetics of Intellectual Disability"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 22 November 2019.
Intellectual disability and its co-morbidities present a major social and economic impact on families and society. The etiology of intellectual disability is complex, involving both genetic and environmental risk factors. In most cases of intellectual disability, diagnosis is based on clinical phenotypes, which limits the clinician’s decisions on prognosis and therapeutic treatment. Accordingly, there is an urgent need to generate a molecular diagnostic and antenatal screening tool for intellectual disability. In recent years, the emergence of rapid and cost-effective DNA sequencing has provided insights into the genetics of intellectual disability.
This Special Issue provides an update on the molecular defects that underlie the etiology of intellectual disability, allowing the opportunity to sub-classify the disorder, provide better informed advice about prognosis, and seek therapeutic approaches to treatment.
Prof. Paul Dawson
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- intellectual disability
- gene network