Foundation-funded Discovery: Schizophrenia Study Reveals the Presence of New Genetic Mutations

Dr. Guy A. Rouleau
Dr. Guy A. Rouleau

Guy A. Rouleau, M.D., Ph.D., Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Distinguished Investigator and colleagues, have discovered the presence of genetic mutations in schizophrenia patients but not their parents.

Dr. Rouleau and his team analyzed 20,000 genes using DNA sequencing technology. "Our results not only open the door to a better understanding of schizophrenia," says  Dr. Rouleau,  "They also give us valuable information about the molecular mechanisms involved in human brain development and function," thus enabling researchers to eventually develop new treatments for schizophrenia.

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