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New 'Transformative' Breakthrough In Schizophrenia Research

Researchers from Harvard Medical School and the Broad Institute have found the gene that may be responsible for schizophrenia. The researchers have figured out how the gene does damage in the brain and may have learned why schizophrenia commonly strikes during adolescence. Carey Goldberg of Here & Now contributor WBUR reports on this new genetic breakthrough.

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Sydney and her mother Lori at home. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
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Sydney and her mother Lori at home. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

  • Carey Goldberg, co-host of WBUR's CommonHealth blog. She tweets @commonhealth.
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