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September 30, 2006
Schizophrenia Linked to Gene Match
A new study has found an interesting genetic connection between women who are diagnosed with schizophrenia and their mothers.
The study found that daughters whose HLA-B genes closely matched their mothers' HLA-B genes were 70 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia than other children. If this risk factor could be removed, up to 12 percent of cases of schizophrenia in daughters might be prevented, the researchers said.
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