Schizophrenia as variation in the sapiens-specific epigenetic instruction to the embryo.
The psychoses (schizophrenia and bipolar disorder) occur in all populations with approximately uniform incidence and sex-dependent age of onset. Core symptoms involve aspects of language; brain structural deviations are sex and hemisphere-related. Genetic predisposition is unaccounted for by linkage or association. The hypothesis is proposed that the 'missing heritability' is epigenetic in form and generated in meiosis on a species-specific XY chromosomal template. A duplication from Xq21.3 t...Expand abstract
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