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The genetic mutation that causes essential tremor has been discovered leading to hope for a possible diagnostic test for the condition that affects 1 to 4% of the population. This discovery may form the basis of a diagnostic test and hence prevent misdiagnosis with conditions such as Parkinson's disease. Essential tremor causes uncontrollable shaking in limbs or head.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Daily Freeman
About: Development of possible diagnostic test for essential tremor is in sight following discovery
Date: 13 February 2005
Source: Daily Freeman
Author: Jesse J. Smith
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