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Autism, schizophrenia share gene activity in brain

Researchers have found that certain psychiatric disorders like autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder share some physical characteristics at the molecular level, specifically, patterns of gene expression in the brain.

The findings, published in the journal Science, raise hope for better diagnosis and therapies for people with major psychiatric disorders.

“These findings provide a molecular, pathological signature of these disorders, which is a large step forward,” said senior stud