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Research on Genetic Traits of ADHD

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    Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in the cortex, essential to movement and activity control, as well as attention and executive function, tying this transporter to ADHD. How are scientists finding the genetic markers that may be transmitted to those with ADHD, and how does this help scientists understand more about the disorder? Dr. Randy Blakely, director of the Center for Molecular Neuroscience at the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research and the Alan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, describes a genetic mutation that causes the dopamine transporter to run backwards, and how this discovery is helping scientists understand the mechanisms of ADHD. Dr. Vatsal Thakkar hosts.

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    Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in the cortex, essential to movement and activity control, as well as attention and executive function, tying this transporter to ADHD. How are scientists finding the genetic markers that may be transmitted to those with ADHD, and how does this help scientists understand more about the disorder? Dr. Randy Blakely, director of the Center for Molecular Neuroscience at the Silvio O. Conte Center for Neuroscience Research and the Alan D. Bass Professor of Pharmacology and Psychiatry at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, describes a genetic mutation that causes the dopamine transporter to run backwards, and how this discovery is helping scientists understand the mechanisms of ADHD. Dr. Vatsal Thakkar hosts.

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