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Genes, environment and schizophrenia: is the placenta the missing link?

A recent study has identified that the placenta could play an imperative role in schizophrenia and possibly other neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, autism and Tourettes syndrome. The researchers believe that this novel finding creates a possibility for scientists to more accurately predict who is at risk of mental illness, as well as develop strategies to prevent their occurrence by increasing the resiliency and health of the placenta.
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