Research by Mukai, Jun; Cannavò, Enrico; Crabtree, Gregg W.; Sun, Ziyi; Diamantopoulou, Anastasia; Thakur, Pratibha; Chang, Chia-Yuan; Cai, Yifei; Lomvardas, Stavros; Takata, Atsushi; Xu, Bin; & Gogos, Joseph A.(2019) Recapitulation and Reversal of Schizophrenia-Related Phenotypes in Setd1a-Deficient Mice. Neuron, 104(3)471-487. doi:10.1016/j.neuron. 2019.09.014
Written by Robin N. Fatovic M.S.
Disparate branches of science (like biology, chemistry, and psychology) create new understandings and technologies. Applying these developments across disciplines can lead to major breakthroughs.
Medical researchers from Japan, China, and the US collaborated in analyzing the behavior and genetic codes of mice with a mutation in the SETD 1A gene. This mutation turned off the gene, thereby affecting brain development. But wait—what does this have to do with psychology? Previous research shows that this special gene in humans impacts the…