Revista de Biología Tropical ISSN Impreso: 0034-7744 ISSN electrónico: 2215-2075

Genetics of Schizophrenia: advances in the study of candidate genes
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susceptibility genes
candidate genes
Costa Rica schizophrenia
susceptibility genes
candidate genes
Costa Rica

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Pacheco, A., & Raventós, H. (2004). Genetics of Schizophrenia: advances in the study of candidate genes. Revista De Biología Tropical, 52(3), 467–473. Retrieved from


Schizophrenia is one of the most severe mental disorders that affect 1% of the population worldwide. It is clear that both genetic and envi- ronmental factors participate in its etiology. Nonetheless, the effort to identify susceptibility genes has been dif- ficult and there are no unequivocal findings until now. Notwithstanding this, during the last couple of years, a group of candidate genes has been identified because of their possible role in the physiopathology or by associ- ation and linkage studies. In this article, the role of these genes is summarized as well as the results of the stud- ies conducted in Costa Rica by our group.
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