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Clear diagnosis with genetic testing is the basis of effective treatment and management for many disorders of the brain and nervous system. Serving as an invaluable tool, genetic testing enables the identification of inherited neurological conditions, such as muscle control and movement disorders, delayed mental development, degeneracy and learning disabilities. With knowledge of variants associated with neurological diseases in more than 1,850 genes, our vast knowledge and diagnostic expertise can help you diagnose your patients quickly and comprehensively.

Articles on Neurology

  • Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia Type 5: Natural History, Biomarkers and a Randomized Controlled Trial

    Spastic paraplegia type 5 (SPG5) is a rare subtype of hereditary spastic paraplegia, a highly heterogeneous group of neurodegenerative disorders defined by progressive neurodegeneration of the corticospinal tract motor neurons. SPG5 is caused by recessive mutations in the gene CYP7B1 encoding…

  • Assessment of Olfactory Function

    Olfactory dysfunction is associated with normal aging, multiple neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, Lewy body disease and Alzheimer’s disease, and other diseases such as diabetes, sleep apnea and the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis. The wide spectrum of…

  • 17q23.2q23.3 de Novo Duplication

    Chromosomal rearrangements involving 17q23 have been described rarely. Deletions at 17q23.1q23.2 have been reported in individuals with developmental delay and growth retardation, whereas duplications at 17q23.1q23.2 appear to segregate with clubfoot. We report a 7.5-year-old boy with speech and…

  • Functional Characterization of Rare RAB12 Variants

    Mutations in RAB (member of the Ras superfamily) genes are increasingly recognized as cause of a variety of disorders including neurological conditions. While musician's dystonia (MD) and writer's dystonia (WD) are task-specific movement disorders, other dystonias persistently affect postures as in…

  • Clinical and Genetic Characteristics of Sporadic Adult-Onset Degenerative Ataxia

    The objective of this study is to define the clinical phenotype and natural history of sporadic adult-onset degenerative ataxia and to identify putative disease-causing mutations. The primary measure of disease severity was the Scale for the Assessment and Rating of Ataxia (SARA). DNA samples were…