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Gene Disposes Ashkenazi Jews to Psychosis


#1

A gene that plays a major role in positioning Ashkenazi Jewish families for schizophrenia has been isolated.

It’s modest news in the overall scheme of things, but like the discovery of the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations for breast cancer for Ashkenazi Jews, it shows the usefulness of focusing genetic studies in a specific ethnic group.


#2

interesting. i did 23andme and it showed me to have 1% jewish i think. or half that. i dont remember. it showed me all my mutations in my genes that i had that disposed me to sz. i frgt what it said about those two genes in me though i need to relook at it.