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Genetics of narcolepsy and other major sleep disorders.
Swiss Medical Weekly
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't Publication Status: ppublish
One third of the population is affected by a sleep disorder with a major social, medical, and economic impact. Although very little is known about the genetics of normal sleep, familial and twin studies indicate an important influence of genetic factors. Most sleep disorders run in families and in several of them the contribution of genetic factors is increasingly recognised. With recent advances in the genetics of narcolepsy and the role of the hypocretin/orexin system, the possibility that other gene defects may contribute to the pathophysiology of major sleep disorders is worth indepth investigation.
Apnea, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Narcolepsy/genetics, Sleep Disorders/genetics, Switzerland
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