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Genes, cognition and dyslexia: learning to read the genome.

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Studies of dyslexia provide vital insights into the cognitive architecture underpinning both disordered and normal reading. It is well established that inherited factors contribute to dyslexia susceptibility, but only very recently has evidence emerged to implicate specific candidate genes. In this article, we provide an accessible overview of four prominent examples--DYX1C1, KIAA0319, DCDC2 and ROBO1--and discuss their relevance for cognition. In each case correlations have been found betwee...

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10.1016/j.tics.2006.04.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDM, Human Genetics Wt Centre
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Journal:
Trends in cognitive sciences
Volume:
10
Issue:
6
Pages:
250-257
Publication date:
2006-06-05
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
URN:
uuid:b7a4a53b-a5e9-4d34-907d-a78df6357d52
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33463
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pubs:33463

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