Family Studies Suggest Rare Genetic Mutations Team Up to Cause Schizophrenia, Johns Hopkins University Reveals
5/29/2013 7:37:19 AM
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Using a novel method of analyzing genetic variations in families, researchers at Johns Hopkins have found that individually harmless genetic variations affecting related biochemical processes may team up to increase the risk of schizophrenia. They say their findings, reported May 28 in Translational Psychiatry, bring some clarity to the murky relationship between genetics and schizophrenia, and may lead to a genetic test that can predict which medications will be effective for individual patients.
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