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A pedigree analysis was performed on the family of a man with schizophrenia. Based on the known concordance statistics, would his MZ twin be at high risk for the disease? Would the twin’s risk decrease if he were raised in an environment different from that of his schizophrenic brother?

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To determine: The rate of risk for the schizophrenia in the monozygotic twin of a man who have schizophrenia.

Introduction: Schizophrenia is a mental illness that is characterized by thought disorders, delusions, and anti-social behavior. This is most common in children and last for at least 6 months. The genes underlying the disease are still unknown. In the given study, a pedigree analysis was performed on a family of a man with schizophrenia.

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In the given study, a man is diagnosed with schizophrenia and has monozygotic twins. The twins are at high risk of inheriting schizophrenia from their father. In the case of monozygotic twins, they have ...

Summary Introduction

To determine: The possibility of decreasing the risk of the twins to inherit schizophrenia if one was raised in an environment that is different from that of another schizophrenic twin.

Introduction: Schizophrenia is a mental illness characterized by thought disorders, delusions, and anti-social behavior. This is much common in children and last for at least 6 months. The genes underlying the disease are still unknown. In the given study, a pedigree analysis was performed on a family of a man with schizophrenia.

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