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Gene Variants Linked to Alzheimer’s, Mental Illness Also Seen in Newborns

(1/7/2013)

Gene Variants Linked to Alzheimer’s, Mental Illness Also Seen in Newborns
Psych Central
January 6, 2013

Some brain changes found in adults with common gene variants linked to disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, and autism can also be seen in the brain scans of newborns, according to new research. “These results suggest that prenatal brain development may be a very important influence on psychiatric risk later in life,” said Rebecca C. Knickmeyer, Ph.D., lead author of the study and assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

View the full article here: http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/01/06/gene-variants-linked-to-alzheimers-mental-illness-also-seen-in-newborns/50046.html


Keywords: gene, variants, alzheimer's, mental illness, newborns



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