Ayman Fanous, MD
Ayman Fanous, MD

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Ayman Fanous, MD
Ayman Fanous, MD
Specific Genes that Play Important Role in Schizophrenia Identified

In a paper published April 8 in Nature, specific genes were identified that could play important roles in the psychiatric disorder. In the largest genetic study of schizophrenia, researchers — including Ayman Fanous, MD, chair of the college's Department of Psychiatry — analyzed DNA from 76,755 people with schizophrenia and 243,649 without it to better understand the genes and biological processes underpinning the condition.

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