NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Studies by two independent research teams published online yesterday in Nature Neuroscience suggest a single gene — the enzyme-coding gene called TOP3B — contributes to processes related to schizophrenia and to a syndrome associated with autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability.

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