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02 July 2008

Genetic study gives new insight into schizophrenia (The Dana Foundation Website - 2 July 2008)

Dana_logo An article about how random genetic mutations may be at the root of schizophrenia appears on the Dana Foundation's website. 

Excerpt:

A recent study by researchers at the University of Washington and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories suggests that random errors in the genome, many of them targeting glutamate pathways, may contribute to schizophrenia. The results have potential implications for how scientists should study the neurobiological effects behind the disorder as well as how they approach the design of new drug and other interventions...

(To read the rest of the article, click here).

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