Latest News

Schizophrenia: Gathering clues to rare gene variants contributing to disease

Schizophrenia has long been known to be highly heritable and is present in approximately 1% of the population. Researchers have been following two paths in their pursuit of identifying schizophrenia risk genes. Initially, they studied common gene variants that, individually, only increase the risk for schizophrenia by a few percent, perhaps increasing the likelihood of developing schizophrenia from a 10 out of a 1000 chance to an 11 or 12 out of a 1000 chance. More recently, research has identified gene variants that are rare in the population but, when present, more substantially increase the risk for developing schizophrenia. Results have been recently published in two new articles.
View full story

Post your comment.

Name:
Email:
Rating:
Comment:
Verification
 

  • Using Twitter to probe political polarization

  • Wobbly no more: Work on analogical processing helps children learn key engineering principle

  • How are ordinary consumers transforming the fashion business?

  • When are consumers more likely to rely on feelings to make decisions?

  • Saving money: Do consumers spend less if they think about the future?

  • Cultivating timeflow: Can consumers shape how they experience time?

  • Scientists one step closer to finding how to repair damaged nerve cells

  • Chronic loneliness in older adults leads to more doctors' office visits, study finds

  • Do consumers think products are better when companies donate to charity?

  • A matter of taste: When do products benefit from mixed reviews?

  •