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Scientists Identified 100 Genes Linked To Human Memory

San Francisco: Scientists have identified more than 100 genes linked to human. The study is the first to identify correlations between gene data and brain activity during memory processing, providing a new window into human memory.
This is very exciting because the identification of these gene-to-behavior relationships opens up new research avenues for testing the role of these genes in specific aspects of memory function and dysfunction, says Genevieve Konopka of UT Southwestern, who is presenting this new work in San Francisco today at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual conference. It means we are closer to understanding the molecular mechanisms supporting human memory and thus will be able to use this information someday to assist with all kinds of memory issues.

This is very exciting because the identification of these gene to behaviour relationships opens up new research avenues for testing the role of these genes in specific aspects of memory function and dysfunction, said Genevieve Konopka of University of Texas Southwestern in the US.

It means we are closer to understanding the molecular mechanisms supporting human memory and thus will be able to use this information someday to assist with all kinds of memory issues, she said.

The study is part of the nascent but growing field of imaging genetics, which aims to relate genetic variation to variation in brain anatomy and function, Medical Xpress reported.

We have identified a window into the molecular pathways important for normal memory function that are at risk from a genetic perspective in autism, Konopka said.

Genes shape the anatomy and functional organisation of the brain, and these structural and functional characteristics of the brain give rise to the observable behaviours, said Evelina Fedorenko of Harvard University in the US.

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