New Studies Reveal Genes Leading To Origins Of Schizophrenia

July 31, 2008

On Wednesday, three new studies were published in the journal Nature, which focus on genes which could lead to scientists finding the origins of schizophrenia.Boston (ChattahBox) – On Wednesday, three new studies were published in the journal Nature, which focus on genes which could lead to scientists finding the origins of schizophrenia.

Schizophrenia is a brain disorder which causes delusions, as well as hallucinations. It impacts nearly one out of every one-hundred people.

The belief now is that 90% of the cases of the brain disorder are actually caused by genes, or are linked to genes in some way.

The problem is that to this point, scientists have been unable to figure out what triggers it.

The three studies point to locations on Chromosomes 1, 15, as well as 16 in the genetic code.

What they found was that in people with schizophrenia, changes in these genes was far more frequent.

The hope is that this will lead to the discovery of the causes of schizophrenia.


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