Skip to comments.Genetic mapping triggers new hope on schizophrenia
Posted on 07/22/2014 7:01:30 AM PDT by Olog-hai
Scientists have linked more than 100 spots in our DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia, casting light on the mystery of what makes the disease tick.
Such work could eventually point to new treatments, although they are many years away. Already, the new results provide the first hard genetic evidence to bolster a theory connecting the immune system to the disease. [ ]
The study included the genetic codes of more than 150,000 peoplenearly 37,000 of them diagnosed with the disease. Researchers found 108 genetic markers for risk of getting the disease, 83 of them not previously reported. And scientists say there are still likely more to be found.
Its a genetic revelation; schizophrenia has been a mystery, said study co-author Steve McCarroll, director of genetics for the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. Results like this give you things to work on. It takes it out of the zone of guesses about which genes are relevant.
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Is there a gene for "political schizophrenia"? One behavior around election time, and another when in DC?
Doctors will use this to advise or force under Obamacare, abortions, for the good of society. Wolf in sheep’s clothing.
A little voice tells me this is BS.
“A little voice tells me this is BS.”
One of the voices in my head thought your comment was the funniest thing so far this morning - THX
I have a son with Schizoaffective Disorder. This isn’t BS.
A play on words...Sorry about your son.
Thank you. When you are faced with the reality of a devistating brain disorder in a loved one, it tends to change your perspective and such jokes about these life-altering illnesses become less funny.
A genetic deletion at 22q11 results in a 30% of schizophrenia. This deletion occurs in 1 in 3,000, and unknown to most doctors.
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