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The study on cannabis use disorder discovered a genetic variant that is located in a gene known as FOXP2, which has previously been shown to play a role in speech and language development. Disruption of this genomic region is known to cause severe language impairment called developmental verbal dyspraxia (DVD). Children that are afflicted by DVD have problems saying sounds, syllables, and words because the brain has problems planning to move the body parts (e.g., lips, jaw, tongue) needed for speech.
One of the genes implicated to influence sleep quality is ATOH8. It plays a role in the development of multiple organs including the brain and the kidneys. Mutations in ATOH8 are known to cause retinitis pigmentosa (RP), one of the most common causes of inherited loss of eyesight.
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