2.3 Other studies

(a) Study on learning disabilities 

Understanding how genetics factors contribute towards the aetiology of learning disabilities:

Researcher: Andrew Edwards

This project seeks to unearth novel genetic causes of learning disabilities.

Brain regions such as the cortex, corpus callosum and hippocampus are involved in learning and memory processes.

Disruption of these structures may underlie learnimng disabilities and failures in cognition.

This project involves anatomically screening brains of mutagenically altered mouse pedigrees for gross defects at these brain regions.

Upon discovery of anatomical defects, genetics are used to map and sequence the genes responsible.