Thursday, 4 August 2011

Known genetic causes of schizophrenia

Mutations of certain genes in people who do not exist in their families, "de novo" mutations are present in people with schizophrenia than in healthy, according to a research group of scientists from the French Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM) published in the scientific magazine Nature Genetics.

Scientists have come up with this result, the group doing the testing of patients with schizophrenia and their parents, brought a French media.

We analyzed approximately 20 thousand genes of each of the research participants.

In this way, they discovered a new gene mutations that were not previously associated with schizophrenia, a disease from which, according to the World Health Organization, suffers about 24 million people in the world.

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