Genetic Epidemiology and Molecular Genetic Analysis (Paperback)
Stuttering is a common developmental disorder that affects speech fluency. G. Nandhini's research paper on "Molecular analysis of stuttering in Tamil Nadu" examines the genetic basis of stuttering in the Tamil Nadu population using molecular analysis. The paper delves into the different aspects of stuttering, including genetics, speech therapy, neuropsychology, and more.The study uses molecular analysis techniques such as DNA and RNA sequencing to identify genes associated with stuttering. The research highlights the importance of understanding gene expression, genotype, phenotype, polymorphism, and mutation in identifying the molecular basis of stuttering. Additionally, the paper discusses the role of chromosome abnormalities and genetic linkage in the development of stuttering.The study also discusses the use of next-generation sequencing and genome-wide association studies to identify candidate genes that may contribute to stuttering. Gene regulation and epigenetics are also examined, highlighting how environmental factors can influence gene expression and contribute to neurological disorders such as stuttering.In addition, the paper explores the use of speech therapy, language development, phonetics, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, cognitive behavioral therapy, family counseling, and speech language pathology in treating stuttering. The research also delves into the role of neurotransmitters such as dopamine, serotonin, and GABA receptors, ion channels, synaptic plasticity, and neural circuitry in the development of stuttering.The paper also highlights the importance of gene-environment interaction and heritability in understanding the genetic basis of stuttering. The study also discusses the potential for gene therapy, personalized medicine, and biomarkers in the diagnosis and treatment of stuttering.Overall, G. Nandhini's research provides valuable insights into the molecular basis of stuttering in the Tamil Nadu population and sheds light on the potential for genomic medicine, precision medicine, and evolutionary biology in biomedical research.