“Gene Discoveries Could Shed New Light on Schizophrenia”

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This July 22, 2014 Health Day article found on the Philly.com website talks about recent findings that there are about 83 sites on chromosome that are linked to Schizophrenia.

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  1. “The scientists found 108 locations in the human genome associated with risk for schizophrenia, including 83 loci, as scientists refer to the sites in the genome, which had not previously been linked to the disorder.” This does not bring much hope to me, diagnosed for nearly 40 years with schizophrenia. In fact, it seems to put a treatment, much less a cure, that much farther away. If anyone is banking on a genetic cure for the illness they better think again, because this information is saying there ain’t gonna be such a thing. These genes only possibly predispose someone to the condition, if other conditions are also right, maybe…And only then, maybe. Think about it. It is like cancer. You might get it if you have a combination of the right genes and the wrong environment, so to speak, but you might not. So saying that your genes give you much useful information is really not telling the truth, Genes are NOT destiny in the majority of cases and people would be very wise to remember this. So far not a single so called mental illness has been shown to have a purely genetic origin. Or to have a genetic origin in the main at all.

    Thanks for posting this nonetheless, as the rest of the world did too. And thanks for your marvelous blog!

    Pam Wagner

    • Glad you enjoy my blog Pam, and thanks for your comments 🙂

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