Explaining Schizophrenia with Multiple Genes


NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Dr. Kristen Brennand and her team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai published their latest research exploring the genetic risk of schizophrenia in Nature Neuroscience. The paper showed that schizophrenia is polygenic, meaning that multiple different genes are implicated in causing the disease as opposed to only one.

In addition, the scientists’ work highlighted the importance and utility of the CommonMind Consortium as a resource for gene expression and genetic regulation research, using the sequenced RNA from brain samples of over 500 people including patients with schizophrenia provided by the Consortium.

Read the paper in Nature Neuroscience

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