U.S. News & World Report: Is evolution of the human brain to blame for some mental disorders?

| Posted in Brain Disease, Brain Education, Brain Research

Evolutionary changes in the human brain may be responsible for psychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, new research suggests. The researchers identified long, noncoding stretches of DNA (called “repeat arrays”) in a gene that governs calcium transport in the brain. Their findings were published Aug. 9 in the American Journal of Human Genetics. (August 9, 2018)

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