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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

  • Novel neurodevelopmental disorder identified

    Numerous genes are important for proper development of the nervous system. As part of an international research team, researchers at CENTOGENE contributed to the identification of a novel cause for impaired neurodevelopment. They identified mutations in SVBP, the protein product of which is…

  • High scientific value of CentoMD®

    Many of the as yet undescribed genetic disorders are ultra-rare. Identification of novel gene-disease associations thus relies on well-curated clinical-genetic data such as contained in CENTOGENE’s proprietary database CentoMD®. In a pertinent recent research project, CentoMD® was used to unravel a…

  • Extension of rare disease therapeutic options

    Treatment options for rare genetic diseases are often tested in cellular or animal models. CENTOGENE happily supports such projects in collaborative research settings. A recent example relates to a novel therapeutic cocktail for Niemann-Pick disease. Promising preliminary data were obtained in a…

  • Novel disease gene discovered

    The discovery of novel genetic disorders increasingly relies on large databases and on collaborative international efforts. CENTOGENE is proud to be part of numerous pertinent research endeavors. A recently accomplished corresponding project identified mutations in the PIGB gene as underlying a…

  • Optimization of diagnostic yield

    The genetic knowledge around rare hereditary diseases is rapidly increasing. Patients having received a negative diagnostic report may thus gain from a re-analysis of their exomes or genomes. A recent CENTOGENE-initiated study provided impressive evidence for this hypothesis. In a set of patients…