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Attention-deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a neuropsychiatric disorder which involves substantial involvement of genetic factors as indicated by adoption and twin studies. In the context of the International Multisite ADHD Genetics (IMAGE) project, an ongoing genetic initiative funded by the National Institute of Mental Health in 2002, extensive phenotypic, endophenotypic (neuropsychological) and genotypic information of about 5758 subjects from 1401 ADHD families in 8 countries in Europe has been collected. A substantial subsample (1625 subjects from 388 families) of this database has been collected in the Netherlands by research groups in Nijmegen, Amsterdam and Groningen. The Dutch database also includes phenotypic and endophenotypic data from 301 healthy control children from 271 families. In 2006 the Genetic Association Information Network (GAIN) initiative of the National Institute of Health granted the IMAGE consortium the genotyping of 600,000 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to perform a genome-wide association scan (GWAS) in 958 (315 from the Netherlands) trios of ADHD-affected children and their parents from the IMAGE cohort.

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For more information see the NeuroIMAGE project page.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 August 2012 10:56