posted Jan 26, 2015, 5:26 AM by Stefan Ehrlich   [ updated Jan 26, 2015, 5:36 AM ]

How genes influence structures of the brain

The brain is a complex structure whose blueprint is archived in our genes. It is still quite unknown how genes influence the processes that shape our brain. An international research consortium has now discovered five candidate genes which are associated with the size of various brain regions. The researchers hope that these results will help them reach a better understanding of the molecular principles of mental disorders. The study was published in the renowned science journal "Nature" on January 21, 2015.

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