Researchers identify new genetic risk factor for psychiatric disorders using database of Ashkenazi genes

20.11.2013                      17.Kislew.5774

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Researchers identify new genetic risk factor for psychiatric disorders using database of Ashkenazi genes

Israeli, American researchers publish work on new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder.

A new genetic risk factor for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic-depression) has been identified by Israeli and American researchers in Investigators in a healthy Ashkenazi Jewish population.The work, just published in ITAL Nature Communications END ITAL, was reported by scientists at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York and at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The defect in the gene named NDST3 was identified by studying more than 25,000 individuals….