The Scientist - "Schizophrenia’s Intricacies"

 – January 23, 2014  –– 

Two studies published in Nature now give some insight into the mutations that can trigger the neuropsychiatric disease, at the same time revealing some of the intricacies of its genetics. “In the beginning of doing this, nobody thought that genetics would lead to anything, that you would ever get genetic data that was meaningful,” said co-author Pamela Sklar, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Genetics and Genomic Sciences, and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. “It’s clear that we are making progress in understanding the genetics. I think of it as building the foundation.” Learn more