Scientists identify gene linked to developmental disorders

Source: United Press International

“Mutations in a single newly identified gene are responsible for developmental disorders affecting tens of thousands of people worldwide, a new study claims. The gene — RNU4-2 — can cause a collection of developmental symptoms that had not previously been tied to a distinct genetic disorder, researchers report. The discovery is significant because it represents one of the most common single-gene genetic causes of such disorders, ranking second only to a movement disorder called Rett syndrome, researchers said.” (06/03/24)