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Probable Risk Genes Linked to ADHD in Large Study

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February 16, 2023Researchers have “refined the genetic architecture of ADHD” after identifying 27 variations in genetic code that are most present in people with the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

A Danish-led international genome-wide association study (GWAS) published in Nature highlighted these and 76 probable risk genes — including “brain-expressed genes” involved in development and genes known to influence other psychiatric disorders.

1The study identified 27 ADHD risk loci, or locations of a gene or mutation on a chromosome. Researchers then linked these loci to 76 ADHD risk genes.

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