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DNA research sheds light on schizophrenia

Researchers at the University of Cardiff have discovered some of the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia.

DNA from 650 patients with schizophrenia was compared with DNA from their parents who do not have the condition.

Researchers found the DNA mutations that cause schizophrenia interfere with proteins that help control learning and memory. Mutations were not found to randomly occur in genes, but were centered on a small number of genes that were crucial to communication between nerve cells in the brain.

Read more at University of Cardiff

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