Schizophrenia NPR's Joe Palca reports on a study linking schizophrenia with a genetic component in DNA. It's not a new idea--scientists have been studying it for a decade at least--but now the focus is on families where schizophrenia occurs more frequently. The families are Ashkenazi Jews, and they are not united in their support for the study.
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Schizophrenia

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia

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NPR's Joe Palca reports on a study linking schizophrenia with a genetic component in DNA. It's not a new idea—scientists have been studying it for a decade at least—but now the focus is on families where schizophrenia occurs more frequently. The families are Ashkenazi Jews, and they are not united in their support for the study.