Friday, August 06, 2010

Deleted genes and schizophrenia

Researchers from Emory University in Atlanta have been looking into the links between genetics and schizophrenia among Ashkenazi (from Germany and Europe) Jews. They compared people with and without schizophrenia and analyzed their genetic makeup. A deleted gene on the 3rd chromosome was linked to a seventeen-fold increase in the risk of schizophrenia.

You can find out more about this research by clicking on the title of this post.

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