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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

  • A Novel Genetic Syndrome

    Standard genome-scale diagnostics fail to identify a pathogenic variant in up to 50% of patients. CENTOGENE’s free-of-charge ‘research analysis’ of such cases frequently provides strong evidence for yet undescribed gene-disease associations. As a recent example, bi-allelic loss-of-function variants…

  • Understanding Neurodegeneration in Niemann-Pick Disease

    Niemann-Pick (NP) disease is a lysosomal storage disorder that involves the degeneration of certain neurons. A recent study, co-authored by CENTOGENE’s CEO Prof. Arndt Rolfs, investigated this process using an electrophysiological approach. The findings of disturbed synaptic signaling open up novel…

  • Characterization of an Ultra-Rare Disorder

    Novel gene-disease associations are continuously being proposed, but the underlying evidence is frequently based on only a few patients from a single family. CENTOGENE’s focus on rare disease diagnostics has enabled us to internally confirm many pertinent observations. For a rare form of…

  • An Unorthodox Disease Mechanism

    Essential proteins are defined as those that are necessary for living. In theory, homozygous loss-of-function variants that only affect certain isoforms may still be found in living individuals. A recent study involving patients that were identified at CENTOGENE presents one of the first examples of…

  • Novel Insights into a Rare Disorder

    A profound understanding of rare genetic disorders relies on the description of large numbers of patients. Based on its unique positioning in the rare disease field, CENTOGENE can significantly contribute on multiple levels. This is exemplified by a recent corresponding study in the Journal of…