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Genetic Techniques, Impact and Diagnostic Issues in Movement Disorders 

Genetic Techniques, Impact and Diagnostic Issues in Movement Disorders
Genetic Techniques, Impact and Diagnostic Issues in Movement Disorders

José Brás

and John Hardy

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date: 28 October 2021

Genetic techniques have recently revolutionized the fields of research and diagnosis for a variety of disorders, including movement disorders. Research has moved from single-gene analysis to whole-genome assays, and these have greatly increased our knowledge of the aetiology of these diseases. In parallel, diagnosis using these approaches is becoming a reality that implies lower cost and a much shorter turnaround time. In this chapter we will discuss how these technologies have changed the field of molecular genetics of disease and how they are applicable to diagnostic approaches.

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