Schizophrenia Linked to 108 Genes

In a groundbreaking study, researchers reveal a host of new genes involved in schizophrenia, making it possible to develop desperately needed treatments

It took 80,000 genetic samples, seven years and the work of 300 scientists from around the world, but scientists now have the most complete dossier on schizophrenia ever.

In an historic paper published in the journal Nature, the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium identified 108 new regions on the genome linked to the psychiatric disorder, which is associated with hallucinations and psychotic episodes and affects about 1% of people worldwide.

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Not to forget, if the brain continues to evolve as expected, in the future many new genes will be identified as well.

However, just because some of earths people may be the first to have such new genes, thus placing them above others such that they can see, hear, and understand things that the rest of the population still can not, that does not make it necessary for the rest of the population to classify them as insane or delusional, etc., simply because they are one step ahead.