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August 11, 2013

New Genetic Clues to Severe Childhood Epilepsy

SUNDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- A new technique used to identify genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy could be used to find and confirm other gene mutations that cause neurological disorders, researchers report.

Early Sex, Drugs More Common Among Teens With Half-Siblings, Study Suggests

SUNDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who have half-siblings -- brothers or sisters with a different father -- are more likely to use drugs and have sex by age 15 than teens with only full siblings, according to a new study.

Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders

SUNDAY, Aug. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Five major mental disorders share common inherited genetic variations, a new study finds.

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