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Mary-Claire King and Judith Rapoport: New Hope From Discovery of Rare Genetic Mutations in Schizophrenia

From Breakthroughs, 2010

The field of schizophrenia genetics is booming. Roughly every other day, a scientific paper is published linking genetic mutations with the disease. A 2008 study funded partly by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) examined 1,179 research papers appearing on the subject through 2007. These papers cumulatively reported 3,608 different gene variations with possible associations to schizophrenia. The variations involved 516 different genes.