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Maya Paykel

Miramonte High SchoolClass of 2023Orinda, CA

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  • "Specific Genes in Schizophrenia- GRIN2A" with mentor Maria (Sept. 15, 2022)

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Specific Genes in Schizophrenia- GRIN2A

Started May 12, 2022

Abstract or project description

Schizophrenia can be a debilitating condition that affects the daily life of a patient and their loved ones. There have been some genetic trends associated with schizophrenia, but it is unclear if there are particular gene mutations that can run in families leading to hereditary schizophrenia. Gene mutations in genes like GRIN2A have been associated with familial schizophrenia; further research of this gene and others would important to understanding the characteristics of familial schizophrenia.