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IU Researchers Develop Test For Schizophrenia

The test could be especially useful for children of families with a history of the disease.

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The test attempts to identify a gene believed to be associated with schizophrenia.

Researchers at the IU school of Medicine have developed a test that may be able to predict who is at risk for schizophrenia.

A study identified a group of genes most associated with the mental illness. Researchers say the test could eventually provide guidance to caregivers and health care professionals about young people in families with a history of the disease, prompting early intervention and treatment.

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