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Study Shows First Significant Genetic Evidence For Schizophrenia Susceptibility

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September 4, 1998
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Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions
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A 15-year study in more than 100 families and 1,000 subjects provides the first reliable evidence of genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia, within a stretch of DNA on human chromosome 13. The association of DNA with the susceptibility to the disease, reported by a Johns Hopkins-led international team, is the first such linkage to meet stringent statistical standards.

A 15-year study in more than 100 families and 1,000 subjects provides the first reliable evidence of genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia, within a stretch of DNA on human chromosome 13. The association of DNA with the susceptibility to the disease, reported by a Johns Hopkins-led international team, is the first such linkage to meet stringent statistical standards.


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