Jan 11, 2023

Scientists Make Progress in Decoding Genetics of Insomnia

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

Summary: Researchers identify the role the Pig-Q gene plays in sleep regulation. Mutations of the Pig-Q gene increase sleep.

Source: Texas A&M

A research effort involving researchers from Texas A&M University, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has used human genomics to identify a new genetic pathway involved in regulating sleep from fruit flies to humans—a novel insight that could pave the way for new treatments for insomnia and other sleep-related disorders.

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