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Progressive Neurodegenerative Disorder (FXTAS) Linked to R-loop Formation, UC Davis Researchers Find

By |2014-04-18T14:18:42-04:00Apr 18, 2014|News Reports and Commentaries|

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a new feature of the genetic mutation responsible for the progressive neurodegenerative disorder Fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS) — the formation of “R-loops,” which they believe may be associated with the disorder’s neurological symptoms, such as tremors, lack of balance, features of Parkinsonism and cognitive decline.

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