July 10, 2012

Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder


The first gene linked to an often painful neck disorder has been identified by researchers…Adult-onset primary cervical dystonia, which is characterized by involuntary twisting of the neck, occurs in about 30 of every 100,000 people, previous research has reported…While the researchers believe that CIZ1 is one genetic cause of the disorder, it's likely that other genes linked to cervical dystonia will be found, according to Dr. Ryan Uitti, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla.

Additional coverage: US News & World Report



Tags: cervical dystonia, Dr. Ryan Uitti, Genomics, Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, Research

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