Pioneering schizophrenia research is happening in Exeter

Pioneering research work in Exeter into how and why schizophrenia develops will continue following a grant of more than £1m.

Scientists have long known that schizophrenia, which usually becomes evident during adolescence or in young adulthood, has its origins in the brain before birth.

A research team at the University of Exeter Medical School will use cutting-edge DNA sequencing technology funded by a previous Medical Research Council grant to explore patterns of gene activity in the brain as it grows and develops, and the role that changes in these patterns play in schizophrenia.

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