NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The slew of common genetic variants implicated in schizophrenia appear to mark regions of the genome under particularly pronounced selective pressure as well as genes that are sensitive to mutation, according to new research from an international team led by investigators in the UK and elsewhere.

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