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Genetic code discovery boost schizophrenia research

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Scientists at the [b]MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics[/b] at [b]Cardiff University School of Medicine[/b] in Wales have linked more than 100 spots in human DNA to the risk of developing schizophrenia. According to a [s]News Observer[/s] report, such work could eventually point to new drug therapies. Already, the new results provide the first hard genetic evidence to bolster a theory connecting the immune system to the disease. The study included the genetic codes of more than 150,000 people – nearly 37,000 of them diagnosed with the disease.

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