Genetics in Movement Disorder Phenomenology

  • Steven J. FruchtEmail author
  • Pichet Termsarasab


The last quarter century has witnessed a remarkable transformation in our understanding of the role of genetics in movement disorders. Modern genetic techniques allow specific diagnoses to be secured in many hereditary and “sporadic” movement disorders. This chapter illustrates the many advances in this field.


Whole exome sequencing Whole genome sequencing Variant of unknown significance 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Movement DisordersNew York University Grossman School of Medicine, The Marlene and Paolo Fresco Institute for Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders, NYU Langone HealthNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Division of Neurology, Faculty of MedicineRamathibodi Hospital, Mahidol UniversityBangkokThailand

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