http://www.cnn.com/2007/HEALTH/conditions/07/18/restless.legs.ap/index.html Scientists have linked certain genes to restless legs syndrome, suggesting the twitching condition described as "jimmy legs" in a "Seinfeld" episode is biologically based and not an imaginary disorder. New studies published this week in two top medical journals are being called the first to identify specific genes responsible for restless legs syndrome symptoms. Research in the New England Journal of Medicine, linked a common gene variation to nighttime leg-twitching. It involved people in Iceland and the United States. A second study in Nature Genetics identified the same gene variation and two others in Germans and Canadians with restless legs syndrome. "This discovery demonstrates the power of genetics not only for uncovering the biological causes of disease, but also for defining diseases such as RLS and establishing them as medical conditions," said Dr. Kari Stefansson, in a prepared statement. Stefansson is a prominent Icelandic scientist and a co-author of the New England Journal of Medicine study. ~snip~ The new research doesn't pin down what the condition is, who has it, or what medication is needed, he wrote in an e-mail. ~rest of article at link~ I have this....I got it at the same time I got another chronic illness. IT IS REAL. I take Klonopin for it. (one of ANS's favorites!) Does anyone else out there have this?