Schizophrenia Research Forum

Scanning genes in schizophrenia points to synapses

Rare variants in the exome, the protein-coding part of the genome, suggest schizophrenia is marked by disruptions to the synapse, a key conduit of signals from one neuron to the next. Published in two studies in Nature on January 22, these results come from the largest yet exome sequencing efforts, conducted by an international collaboration of researchers.

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