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International Collaboration led by Dr. Pablo V. Gejman,Researcher At NorthShore University HealthSystem's Research Institute, Finds Genetic Association of Schizophrenia to Chromosome 6p Variant
Date:7/1/2009

The July 1, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature includes three companion papers describing the results of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an elusive and severe psychiatric disorder that affects up to 70 million people worldwide. The causes of schizophrenia remain largely unknown and there is no cure, though for some individuals the current treatments work well. There are multiple factors that increase the risk for schizophrenia, of which genetic factors are the most prominent, though not precisely identified yet. This highlights the need for a better understanding of the pathways leading to schizophrenia to enable development of better treatments.

Evanston, IL (Vocus) July 1, 2009 -- The July 1, 2009 advance online edition of the journal Nature includes three companion papers describing the results of genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is an elusive and severe psychiatric disorder that affects up to 70 million people worldwide. The causes of schizophrenia remain largely unknown and there is no cure, though for some individuals the current treatments work well. There are multiple factors that increase the risk for schizophrenia, of which genetic factors are the most prominent, though not precisely identified yet. This highlights the need for a better understanding of the pathways leading to schizophrenia to enable development of better treatments.

Dr. Pablo Gejman, Director of the NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) Center for Psychiatric Genetics, led one of these three international collaborations
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