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New findings about schizophrenia rekindle old questions about genes and identity. Annals of Science The New Yorker March 28, 2016 By Siddhartha Mukherjee
Mukherjee, the author of "The Emperor of All Maladies, has a personal interest in schizophrenia, hence the title: "Runs in the Family." This lucid New Yorker essay takes us from a "lunatic home" in Calcutta where his cousin resides to that sterile labs of prestigious research institutes whose scientists are teasing out the fascinating and complex genetics of mental illness.
While this is a long article, it is worth the effort and is available free full text.