Chromatin culprits in schizophrenia

chromatinSifting through the protein-coding portion of the genome, called the exome, has revealed mutations related to chromatin in schizophrenia, according to two studies, one published in Molecular Psychiatry and the other in Neuron. The two independent studies converge on genes key for regulating chromatin, the package of DNA and proteins whose conformation regulates gene expression.

Read these stories at Schizophrenia Research Forum here and here.

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