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HOUSTON – A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital has identified new genes involved in schizophrenia by analyzing the exomes of almost 25,000 schizophrenia cases and 100,000 unaffected controls.

Last night at the American Society of Human Genetics annual meeting, TJ Singh, a postdoc at the Broad's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and at MGH, presented initial results from the project, called Schizophrenia Exome Sequencing Meta-Analysis Consortium, or SCHEMA.

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