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Genes, environment and schizophrenia: new study finds the placenta is the missing link

Hiding in plain sight, new research shines a spotlight on the placenta’s critical role in the nature versus nurture debate and how it confers risk for schizophrenia and likely other neurodevelopmental disorders including ADHD, autism, and Tourette syndrome. This new... Continue Reading →

Infections during pregnancy may interfere with key genes associated with autism and prenatal brain development

If a mother picks up an infection during pregnancy, her immune system will kick into action to clear the infection – but this self-defense mechanism may also have a small influence how her child’s brain develops in the womb, in... Continue Reading →

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