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NEW YORK – By focusing on specific types of cells found in the hippocampal area of the brain, researchers have uncovered additional genetic loci associated with risk of developing schizophrenia.

Many previous studies of gene expression in the human brain have relied on extracting RNA from bulk tissue, and single-cell approaches are increasingly used. However, for their study, researchers from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and elsewhere instead paid particular attention to a cell type previously implicated in schizophrenia.

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