November 6, 1996 in Nation/World

Scientists Find Gene Behind Migraine

Compiled From Wire Services
 

For the first time, scientists have discovered a gene that causes a type of migraine headache.

An international scientific team has announced the discovery.

Eventually, the discovery might allow doctors to identify people who are genetically predisposed to familial hemiplegic migraine, a rare form of the disease. The researchers’ report appears in Friday’s issue of the science journal Cell.

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