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Courtagen Introduces New Tests for Mitochrondrial Disorders

Courtagen Life Sciences, Inc., released several new Next Generation Sequencing tests designed to evaluate people with epilepsy and mitochondrial disease. Mitochondrial diseases are inherited or chronic illness. They can occur either at birth or may develop later, and include problems with development and cognition. They may cause poor growth, lack of coordination, weakness, pain and seizures.

Brain and Muscle Disorders May be Caused by a Dysfunctional Mitochondrial Calcium Channel

A collaboration between researchers from Leeds’ St. James’s University Hospital, University College London (UCL) and the Institute of Child Health (UCL) identified a gene mutation affecting mitochondrial calcium (Ca2+) levels in individuals with muscular disease (myopathy), learning and movement deficits. The study included data collected by the UK10K Consortium and is…