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Jumping DNA in brain may be cause of schizophrenia

Stretches of DNA called retrotransposons, often dubbed ?junk DNA?, might play an important role in schizophrenia. In a study published, a Japanese team revealed that LINE-1 retrotransposons are abnormally abundant in the schizophrenia brain, modify the expression of genes related to schizophrenia during brain development, and may be one of the causes of schizophrenia. 
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