March 23, 2004

Gene Mutations and Schizophrenia

Read more... Schizophrenia Biology

The more you read this news the more that it becomes obvious (to me at least) that the fundamental cause of schizophrenia is likely to be damage to the genes (i.e. mutations in the genes) - either in the past (and therefore passed down through generations) or in the present - through such things as exposure to toxins, lead exposure, nutritional deficiencies, etc. - that cause further gene damage.

This recent report form Montreal and Toronto supports this, saying "Different combinations of genetic mutations may give rise to diverse human traits, including complex diseases such as schizophrenia, say scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) and McGill University in Montreal."

Because our global genetic network studies map out how cells work, these studies have implications that may help us in understanding the foundation of complex inherited diseases, such as glaucoma, type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia," said Bussey, a professor in McGill's biology department


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