Category Archives: enteric nervous system

Researchers identify new genetic variants in Hirschsprung’s disease development.


Genetic studies in humans, zebrafish and mice have revealed how two different types of genetic variations team up to cause a rare condition called Hirschsprung’s disease. The findings from Johns Hopkins University add to an increasingly clear picture of how flaws in early nerve development lead to poor colon function, which must often be surgically corrected. The study also provides

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