Four new genes define strands of schizophrenia

Written by Alice Weatherston

New research from NYU Langone Medical Center (NY, USA) has revealed four key genes that define four previously unknown conditions falling within the diagnosis of schizophrenia. The findings, which were published recently in EBioMedicine, highlight potential reasons behind variations in schizophrenia symptoms that have not previously been understood and provide hope for precision treatments for patients affected. “A common fallacy is that schizophrenia can be treated as a single disease,” explained lead author Dolores Malaspina (NYU Langone Medical Center). The current study recruited 48 individuals that had been diagnosed with schizophrenia, identifying symptom sets in patients that had rare or...

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