News in Mind - Researchers find a genetic overlap between schizophrenia and autism

Researchers have identified mutations in genes that control epigenetic regulation, which may contribute to both schizophrenia and autism.

Schizophrenia affects about 1% of the adult population. Currently, schizophrenia can only be diagnosed by observing behavior and measuring the duration of the symptoms and functional impairment. There is little biological understanding of the disease, which has presented a barrier in developing more precise diagnosis and more effective treatments.