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Gene Increases Schizophrenia Risk, Says Study

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November 13, 2002
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University Of Toronto
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Scientists at U of T have discovered the first "risk gene" for schizophrenia found in the general population. An uncommon variation of a gene called Nogo, when inherited from both parents, increases the risk of developing schizophrenia, says a study to be published in Molecular Brain Research Nov. 15. Previous findings about other risk genes for the disease were restricted to specific ethnic groups.

Scientists at U of T have discovered the first "risk gene" for schizophrenia found in the general population.


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