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By analyzing the genomes of an ancestral African population with an unusually high incidence of schizophrenia, scientists from the University of Washington and their collaborators have identified genetic mutations that are more likely to be found in those with the disorder than healthy individuals. The team, which reports their findings in Science, analyzed DNA from around 1,800 South African Xhosas, about half of whom have been diagnosed with schizophrenia.

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The US has sent its formal notice of withdrawal from the World Health Organization, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Science reports that a draft spending bill would increase the US National Institutes of Health budget by 13 percent.

The Harvard Crimson reports that Harvard and MIT are suing the Department of Homeland Security and ICE over the new international student visa policy.

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