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At Boston symposium, NARSAD researchers report on genes and family traits
Date:6/3/2008

d clinical conditions are combined, the proportion of potential gene-carrying relatives is close to 50 percent, consistent with a dominant gene, and much higher than the 6.5 percent rate of schizophrenia in the same families.

"With diseases like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, identifying the genes is just the starting point," noted Dr. Levy. "The ultimate goal is to discover the biological processes these genes initiate in the brain, ultimately leading to better treatments in the future."


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Contact: Kristen Simone
ksimone@narsad.org
516-829-0091
NARSAD, The Mental Health Research Association
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