154

Shares

News site default image

Scientists find new genetic roots of schizophrenia

Shared by Radhika Narayanan | 37 110 7 | about 1 year ago

Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, scientists have found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had not been uncovered in previous genetic studies of schizophrenia. The work provides important new information about how schizophrenia originates and points the way to more detailed studies — and possibly better treatments in the future. Schizophrenia is a chronic, disabling mental illness whose symptoms can include hallucinations, delusions and cognitive problems. The illness afflicts about 1 percent of the human population.

Read More On www.sciencedaily.com

Categories Digital Biology & Genetics Mental health

Related Post

Links

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161019160035.htm
http://www.sciencedaily.stfi.re/releases/2016/10/161019160035.htm?sf=dbjxoob
http://stfi.re/dbjxoob
http://bit.ly/2ewN55o

1 Votes

You must log in to post a comment

0 Comments