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Rare genetic changes linked to schizophrenia

| | July 23, 2013

Rare genetic changes that may be responsible for the development of schizophrenia have been identified by scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) in Toronto, Canada. Many of these same genetic lesions had been previously linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The finding provides more evidence that multiple rare genetic changes may contribute to schizophrenia and other brain disorders.

This discovery also suggests that clinical DNA (genome-wide microarray) testing may be helpful in demystifying schizophrenia, one of the most complex and stigmatized human diseases.

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