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Costa Rican study implicates the ryanodine receptor in OCD

A new study published by our group this month provides evidence of genetic linkage to a region of chromosome 15 in several OCD families from the Central Valley of Costa Rica.  This study, which shows the strongest genetic evidence of linkage for OCD to date, implicates the ryanodine receptor 3 gene as a possible contributor to the development of OCD. Although much more work is needed to confirm these findings, they are an exciting start! See the publications section for a link to the paper.