View Full Version : Genes and the brain - shorter video


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06-01-13, 09:28 AM
http://www.brainfacts.org/feeds/nimh/unlocking-the-genetic-code/

If you go to this link, there is also a transcription below, but it's only 3 minutes and 46 seconds long. In it, Dr. Joel Kleinman describes a gene mapping program aimed specifically at gene expression in the brain, which his team is hoping will unravel the genetic origins of brain disorders.

He cites a few examples, but most prominently mentions that their findings on schizophrenia point directly to a genetic origin present prenatally - something that many scientists are leaning towards with other conditions that are highly heritable.