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Scientists have identified hundreds of regions of the human genome that are linked with schizophrenia.

These findings are exciting because they provide clues to the biological basis of this devastating disorder – clues that may ultimately help us to develop better treatments. However, attempts to understand how genes contribute to the symptoms that patients experience reveal how complex – and poorly understood – the human brain is.

Read the full article on The Conversation website, written by Elizabeth Tunbridge, Department of Psychiatry.

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