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The genetics of handedness and dyslexia

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The population level bias towards right-handedness in humans implies left-hemisphere dominance for fine motor control. Left-handedness and reduced cerebral asymmetry have been linked to neurodevelopmental disorders such as dyslexia. Understanding the biology of these traits at a genetic level is crucial for understanding the relationship between handedness and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Here I present genome-wide association study (GWAS) meta-analyses for both relative hand skill...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Webber / Monaco
Oxford college:
Merton College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Physiology,Anatomy and Genetics,Department of

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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:e3b42dba-7077-4ab8-8eb7-14cd198b5a87
Local pid:
ora:8229

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