Copy-Number Variations

Women Have More Gene Copy Number Variations Than Men
Although women show more of a certain type of genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia than do men, that pattern does not influence their risk of developing the illness, researchers have found. Read More
Genetic Anomalies
A new method for recreating large-scale genetic anomalies known as copy number variations will make it easier for scientists to study the effects of those mutations, many of which have been linked to… Read More
Schizophrenia and autism may be related disorders that, at least in part, share similar genetic roots, new research suggests. Indeed, say the scientists, rather than distinct and independent… Read More
Scientists who comprehensively analyzed patient data to test two different models for how schizophrenia might arise have concluded it is caused by multiple genetic abnormalities that result in a… Read More