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Schizophrenia created in a petri dish

Neurobiologists are using genetic engineering to reprogram skin cells – of patients with schizophrenia and other neurological disorders – and grow them into brain cells, creating mental diseases-in-a-dish for experimentation and industrial-scale psychiatric drug discovery. The researchers, Fred Gage, a professor of genetics at the Salk Institute, and Anirvan Ghosh, a neurobiologist at the University […]

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