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March 22, 2007

Research Sheds Light on Genetic Factors in Schizophrenia

New gene study finds link between immune system and schizophrenia

Scientists have scanned the entire human genome for evidence of genes that play a role in schizophrenia and discovered a hot spot near two genes that regulate the immune system.

They found that markers within these genes were more common in people living with schizophrenia than in those without a history of the mental illness. Their study appeared this week in the journal Molecular Psychiatry.

Details of the study also are reported in the Los Angeles Times.

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