New Genetic Link to Schizophrenia Discovered

Gene Variation Affects Brain Cell Development

Johns Hopkins researchers have begun to connect the dots between a schizophrenia-linked genetic variation and its effect on the developing brain. As they report July 3 in the journal Cell Stem Cell, their experiments show that the loss of a particular gene alters the  skeletons of developing brain cells, which in turn disrupts the orderly layers those cells would normally form.

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