Shorter telomeres associated with brain abnormalities in people with telomere biology disorders

Takeaway

  • Structural brain abnormalities and neurologic and psychiatric disorders are more common in people with telomere biology disorder, with shorter telomeres being associated with more abnormalities.

Why this matters

    Furthering our understanding of the role of telomere biology in neurodevelopmental disorders could inform new avenues for diagnostic tools and interventions.