Analysis of dyslexia candidate genes in the Raine cohort representing the general Australian population
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AuthorParacchini, S; Ang, QW; Stanley, FJ; Monaco, AP; Pennell, CE; Whitehouse, AJO
Source TitleGenes, Brain and Behavior
University of Melbourne Author/sStanley, Fiona
AffiliationMelbourne School of Population and Global Health
Document TypeJournal Article
CitationsParacchini, S., Ang, Q. W., Stanley, F. J., Monaco, A. P., Pennell, C. E. & Whitehouse, A. J. O. (2011). Analysis of dyslexia candidate genes in the Raine cohort representing the general Australian population. GENES BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR, 10 (2), pp.158-165. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1601-183X.2010.00651.x.
Access StatusOpen Access
Several genes have been suggested as dyslexia candidates. Some of these candidate genes have been recently shown to be associated with literacy measures in sample cohorts derived from the general population. Here, we have conducted an association study in a novel sample derived from the Australian population (the Raine cohort) to further investigate the role of dyslexia candidate genes. We analysed markers, previously reported to be associated with dyslexia, located within the MRPL19/C2ORF3, KIAA0319, DCDC2 and DYX1C1 genes in a sample of 520 individuals and tested them for association with reading and spelling measures. Association signals were detected for several single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) within DYX1C1 with both the reading and spelling tests. The high linkage disequilibrium (LD) we observed across the DYX1C1 gene suggests that the association signal might not be refined by further genetic mapping.
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