Genes may play a role in cerebral palsy, New Study

July 16, 2014 12:34 PM

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Genes may play a role in cerebral palsy, New Study

A study published by The BMJ has reported that there could be a link between cerebral palsy and the family. The research suggests that babies born into families in which a member has the condition are at an increased risk of developing cerebral palsy themselves.

Cerebral palsy is the most common cause of physical disability in children, affecting approximately two in 1,000 live births in the developed world (and many more elsewhere). It originates from damage to the ‘immature’ brain and several risk factors in pregnancy have been identified such as preterm ...

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