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Advances in Psychological Science ›› 2012, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (8): 1259-1267.

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The Genetic Association Analysis on Developmental Dyslexia

SU Meng-Meng;ZHANG Yu-Ping;SHI Bing-Jie;SHU Hua   

  1. (National Key Laboratory of Cognitive Neuroscience and Learning, Beijing Normal University, Beijing 100875, China)
  • Received:2011-11-03 Revised:1900-01-01 Online:2012-08-15 Published:2012-08-15
  • Contact: SHU Hua

Abstract: Developmental dyslexia is a highly heritable mental disorder. In the last decade, utilizing association analysis to uncover genetic mechanisms of dyslexia has become a new trend. In terms of methodology, research in association analysis can be divided into three approaches: family based studies, case-control studies and quantitative trait association studies. Combined with other techniques, such as genome-wide scan, neuroimaging and gene function, this new trend enables researchers better examine genetic mechanisms of developmental dyslexia from multiple perspectives across gene, brain, and behavior.

Key words: developmental dyslexia, genetic mechanisms, association analysis