There are no ‘schizophrenia genes’ — here’s why – Science May Be Catching Up to the Christian

roger tharpe

Last year, researchers at the University of Cardiff claimed to have discovered the “Rosetta Stone gene” for schizophrenia. This year, geneticists at Harvard University claimed in an article in the New York Times that they had completed “a landmark study that provides the first rigorously tested insight into the biology behind any common psychiatric disorder”. In London, a research group at the Sanger Institute announced their discovery that a gene called SETD1A was the “strongest single gene conclusively implicated in schizophrenia”.

In fact, when looked at in the round, molecular genetic research simply does not support the standard “genes for schizophrenia” story that makes good copy for journalists. The hundreds of common genetic variants implicated in GWAS each have a tiny effect and are associated with a general risk of psychiatric disorder – not just schizophrenia, but also depression and developmental problems such as autism.

There are no “schizophrenia genes”. The high heritability estimates reported in earlier quantitative genetic studies don’t rule out environmental influences, but have discouraged researchers from taking social causes seriously. But we now know that there are proven strong associations between psychosis and a range of social risk factors, such as exposure to impoverished and urban environmentsmigrationchildhood traumas (sexual or physical abuse and bullying by peers), and recent adverse experiences in adulthood. Read more

Read my blog Two Souls – Schizo Thinking  were I discuss the root. The quick answer is Jesus. Death entered the world through sin against God. Curses entered the world through sin against God. The confounding of language when mankind was one language and unified was because of sin against God. Pain and suffering is the result of sin against God. The only answer God has given mankind is Jesus. Man can come up with as many devices and technology from demons they want and the end result will be what has been from the beginning of man and that is death.

Jesus can help and heal the world, but not without repentance.

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

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