Schizophrenia roots tied to complex web of gene switches

A decade-long effort by hundreds of scientists worldwide has uncovered 128 genes involved in the brain disorder schizophrenia, findings that point to new research avenues while suggesting a cure may not be achievable with a single treatment. Steve McCarroll, assistant professor of genetics at HMS and head of genetics at the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, and Mark Daly, associate professor of medicine and chief of analytic and translational genetics at Massachusetts General Hospital, were authors on the study and quoted in the article.

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