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Thursday, July 31, 2008

Genes for schizophrenia uncovered

Three separate research projects have pinpointed genetic flaws linked to schizophrenia.

One of these, reported in the journal Nature, could mean a fifteen-fold increase in risk.However, one of the researchers warned that schizophrenia is so complex genes alone will only ever partially explain the illness at best. Scientists have suggested that an individual's risk of schizophrenia is roughly half dictated by their genetic make-up, and half by other factors during their lives. However, on both sides of this equation, much has still to be revealed about the precise causes. The three large-scale projects have taken a step towards unravelling the genetic picture of schizophrenia.

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