Scientists have been working hard for years to solve the puzzle of how a person develops a condition like schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorder, epilepsy or bipolar disorder. What they've found so far about who's likely to inherit these conditions only explains some of the cases. Now, researchers across leading institutions are coming together "to better understand how genetic variation in brain cells affects human health and disease," according to the University of Virginia School of Medicine. The new assumption? That each neuron in your brain may be genetically unique.
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