Genetic clue to psychosis found on chromosome 16

A common variant at 16p11.2 increases risk of psychosis, according to a report published online November 20 in Molecular Psychiatry. The results flag a single nucleotide change within a 593 kb region that has been previously linked to schizophrenia and other disorders by rare copy number variants that duplicate or delete chunks of DNA.

Read this story at Schizophrenia Research Forum.

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