DNA methylation contributes to schizophrenia risk

Two studies of DNA methylation offer more evidence that the way genes are turned on and off could be a source of risk for schizophrenia. Methyl groups placed on genes suppress their action, and people vary somewhat in the particular genes manufactured into proteins. Though both studies indicate a role for methylation in schizophrenia, the specifics remain unclear.

Read this story at Schizophrenia Research Forum.

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