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Zeroing in on the Genes that Cause Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

July 10, 2008

Schizophrenia can run in families, as it does in Cynthia’s family, but most cases seem to come out of the blue. Psychiatrist Jon McClellan of Seattle Children’s Hospital says that’s one reason finding a genetic cause of the illness is difficult.