Molecular Signature of PWS Linked to Episodes of Psychosis, Study Finds

Molecular Signature of PWS Linked to Episodes of Psychosis, Study Finds

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Molecular Signature of PWS Linked to Episodes of Psychosis, Study Finds

Prader–Willi syndrome (PWS) is associated with a specific molecular signature — a set of genes that can be used as markers for a certain trait — in the brain that is linked to episodes of psychosis, or a loss of contact with reality, a mouse study found. According to the researchers, “between 16% and 32% of [PWS] patients experience episodes of psychosis, including delusional ideation and hallucinations.” These findings may help in understanding how genes…

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