Schizophrenia - Find the Genes!
Professor James Watson highlights the need to address the genetic cause of cognitive disorders.
I think there are a lot of cognitive disorders and as we find genes behind them, weâ€™ll probably increase the number. Weâ€™ll distinguish - now, we just say schizophrenia, we may rationally divide schizophrenia into a number of different causes when we find out what the genetics are. I think for all of them, the best guess is they are caused by underlying genetic defects and weâ€™re going to find these genetic defects. I think we should just go ahead and do it. There is not much point in talking about it now, the real thing is just to read the DNA messages.
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An overview of schizophrenia-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Professor James Watson explains that we finally have the technology to understand the genetic basis of schizophrenia.
Professor Pat Levitt comments that people with genetic vulnerability to schizophrenia often have developmental problems from an early age.
An overview of bipolar disorder-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
James Watson talks about what was needed to read the genetic message.
A single nucleotide polymorphism, or SNP, occurs when two individuals in the population differ by a single letter in the DNA sequence.
Professor James Watson explains that although schizophrenia is rarely diagnosed before adolescence, abnormalities may exist from an early age.
James Watson talks abput repetitve elements, junk DNA, transposons, and compartative genomics.
Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses the search for genes in both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, both of which are in their infancy.
Professor Pat Levitt discusses that although it shares genes with other disorders, schizophrenia is likely caused by unique combinations of genes.