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Oct 28, 2020

How a Common Mutation Leads to ‘Night Owl’ Sleep Disorder

Posted by in categories: biological, genetics

Summary: A mutation in a gene associated with circadian rhythm extends the clock period, causing people to stay up late at night and sleep late in the mornings.

Source: UC Santa Cruz

A new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows how a genetic mutation throws off the timing of the biological clock, causing a common sleep syndrome called delayed sleep phase disorder.

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