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22 Jul 2014

Understanding schizophrenia


The discovery of over a hundred genetic risk factors linked to schizophrenia provides vital new clues in understanding what causes the condition and will kick-start the search for new treatments, according to University scientists.

In the biggest molecular genetic study of schizophrenia ever conducted, the Psychiatric Genetics Consortium (PGC), led by Professor Michael O’Donovan from the University’s MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, combined all available schizophrenia samples into a new, single systematic analysis.

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