1. Articles on neurology

Neurology

The goal of genetic testing for hereditary neurological diseases is to determine whether or not a patient has the disease, or is likely to develop it. Determining the molecular cause of a neurological disease can open the door to individually tailored treatment and medical care, and allow families to avoid invasive and often costly testing and procedures.

Articles on neurology

  • Publications about genetic testing for neurological disorders

    Syndromic autism gene panel

    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a clinically heterogeneous group of disorders that share common features of impaired social relationships, language and communication skills, as well as repetitive behaviors or a specific and very narrow range of interests.

  • Publications about genetic testing for neurological disorders

    Charcot–Marie–Tooth (CMT) neuropathy gene panel

    Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is a group of hereditary neuropathies, and represents one of the most common neurological conditions, characterized by a chronic motor and sensory polyneuropathy.

  • Publications about genetic testing for neurological disorders

    Dementia panel

    Dementia is a clinical syndrome of progressive deterioration of cognitive abilities and functional impairments. Approximately 25% of all people aged 55 years and older have a family history of dementia.

  • Publications about genetic testing for neurological disorders

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

    Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is an incurable neurodegenerative disorder characterized by progressive degeneration of the upper and lower motor neurons. Most cases appear to be sporadic, but 5-10% of cases have a family history of the disease. Since the discovery of mutations in gene encoding…

  • Publications about genetic testing for neurological disorders

    Mental retardation X-linked

    Intellectual disability (ID), also referred to as mental retardation (MR), is a lifelong disability that presents in infancy/early childhood and it is characterized by below-average intelligence and a lack of skills essential for every-day life. People with intellectual disabilities can learn new…