Human genome and the perspectives for schizophrenia

  • Elida P. B. Ojopi
  • Sheila Passos Gregorio
  • Pedro Edson Moreira Guimarães
  • Cintia Fridman
  • Emmanuel Dias Neto
Conference paper


The first attempts to comprehend biology are probably as old as language and conscious thought. Mankind has been always driven to understand his origins as well as to influence the mechanics of life, death, and disease. While we have seen dramatic discoveries in this area, particularly over the last 50 years, in the past three years the field has taken a significant leap due primarily to breakthroughs enabled by genomic sequencing processes. The laser-based, semi-automated DNA sequencing technology (a technique that allows a fast accumulation of genetic information, the genetic blueprint for a given organism) has fundamentally changed our knowledge of biology, and many associated fields. The implementation of this technique enabled the accomplishment of one of the most important scientific achievements ever made: the sequencing of the human genome.


Human Genome Susceptibility Locus Velocardiofacial Syndrome International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium Serum S100B Protein 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elida P. B. Ojopi
    • 1
  • Sheila Passos Gregorio
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pedro Edson Moreira Guimarães
    • 1
  • Cintia Fridman
    • 1
  • Emmanuel Dias Neto
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Neurosciences (LIM27)Institute of Psychiatry, HCFMUSPSão Paulo,SPBrazil
  2. 2.Chemistry Institute - IQ-USPSão PauloBrazil

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