Big Think: Depression, schizophrenia, autism and other psychiatric disorders show common genetic link

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

In his book The Gene, journalist and physician Siddhartha Mukherjee borrows Richard Dawkins’s description of genes not as ‘blueprints’ but ‘recipes’ that specify processes inside of our bodies, calling them ‘formula for forms.’ Our understanding of disease must now consider the most elementary of molecules, he continues. In order to wrap our heads around the nature of disease, scientists “must break the world into its constituent parts—genes, atoms, bytes—before making it whole again.” (February 14, 2018)

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