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Genetic Discoveries Show Promise for Developing New Treatment Targets for Schizophrenia

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In recent years, genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified many different genetic variants associated with schizophrenia.

These genetic discoveries raise the promise of developing urgently needed new treatments targeting the underlying biology and pathophysiology of schizophrenia, according to a special article in the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio by Wolters Kluwer.

In a translational science update, Rebecca Birnbaum, MD, of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, and Daniel R. Weinberger, MD, of Lieber Institute for Brain Development, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, review efforts to bridge ...