CNN: Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity, study suggests

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At least three neuropsychiatric disorders — autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — appear to share similar patterns of gene activity, a new study suggests. The study, published last week in the journal Science, looked at gene products — otherwise known as messenger RNA — in over 800 human brains donated from people with psychiatric illnesses including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression and alcoholism, as well as control brains from people without the illnesses. (February 13, 2018)

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