Thomas Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, says that genomics has been an "area of unambiguous progress" for schizophrenia research during the last few years. At his blog, Insel highlights how genomics researchers have identified several genes associated with schizophrenia risk, which are "not the usual suspects," he says.

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