Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Identifying genes key to human memory: Insights from genetics and cognitive neuroscience

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scientists have discovered 100 genes that contribute to human memory. This is such an important find because now scientist are getting closer to understanding the molecular mechanisms that have to do with memory. Once we find out this information we can help fix all kinds of mental illnesses. This study is a part of the new but growing study in how genetic variation relates to variation in brain anatomy and function. figuring out how genes affects the brain can also lead to major discoveries on how genetics affects behavior. This new study is possible because genotyping has gotten cheaper and easier.


  1. I found this very interesting because if scientists understand memory many diseases could be cured. I wonder how society would react to it. Maybe if treatments come out we all will be able to remember more.

  2. This was really interesting. Maybe this and further research on the topic will help prevent or get rid of diseases like alzheimer's and dementia.