Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

July 22, 2014 3:38 AM

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Schizophrenia has clear genetic ties, new study finds

The largest-ever study of schizophrenia patients shows that the condition is driven by more than 100 genes – some that were expected, and some that require more research to explain.

The study, published online today in Nature, confirms that genes connected to regulating the brain chemical dopamine are involved in schizophrenia, as predicted. But so are genes involved in the immune system, and several associated with heavy smoking.

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