An international study, focused on the analysis of the genome of more than 50,000 people worldwide, has identified twelve specific fragments of DNA related to the vulnerability of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, involves more than eighty authors among which are several Catalan researchers such as Bru Cormand, researcher of the University of Barcelona, the Institute of Biomedicine of the UB (IBUB), the Research Institute Sant Joan de Déu (IRSJD) and the Rare Diseases Networking Biomedical Research Center (CIBERER)
Ditte Demontis et al. «Discovery of the first genome-wide significant risk loci for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder». Nature Genetics, 26 de novembre de 2018. Doi: 10.1038/s41588-018-0269-7
From left to right, researchers Miquel Casas, Marta Ribasés, Toni Ramos Quiroga, Cristina Sánchez (University Hospital Vall d’Hebron and CIBERSAM) and Bru Cormand (IBUB, IRSJD, CIBERER).