Schizophrenia: Cardiff Uni study brings new drugs ‘a step closer’

13 January 2020 – BBC News

Researchers have discovered new gene mutations that could shed fresh light on the biological causes of schizophrenia.

The Cardiff University team analysed genetic data from 3,400 families affected by the mental illness, in the largest study of its kind and mutations were found in only three in 3,000 people with the condition.

This latest study was published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, and examined those with “high-risk” genes and focused on the mutations in one in particular, known as “SLC6A1”.

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