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NEW YORK – An international team from the US and South Africa has characterized genetic contributors to schizophrenia in the Xhosa population from South Africa, identifying rare variants in brain-related pathways that overlap with those described in other populations.

While the rates of schizophrenia among the Xhosa are on par with those in other human populations, the researchers explained, the work provided an opportunity to dig into the genetics of this condition in an ancestral African population, which harbors more genetic variation than non-African populations.

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The Washington Post reports that US states and territories are seeking more funding for the distribution of SARS-CoV-2 vaccines.

The strain now accounts for about 80 percent of cases in Wales and Scotland, and about half of cases in England, the Guardian reports.

A new study suggests that using CRISPR to edit human embryonic DNA can lead to the loss of whole chromosomes, as the Associated Press reports.

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