Immunity, signaling genes may be linked to schizophrenia

July 22, 2014 8:50 PM

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The secret to schizophrenia, psychiatry’s most abiding mystery, may lie in the DNA associated with the body’s immune system, according to a genome-wide study published online Tuesday.

The analysis of variations in nearly 150,000 DNA samples identified 108 regions that strongly correlate with the highly heritable disorder, which is marked by psychotic episodes and cognitive deficits.

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