Scientists have discovered a gene that predisposes Ashkenazi Jews to schizophrenia. For purely genetic reasons, these Jews are 40 percent more likely to develop schizophrenia and related mental disorders than non-Jews, thereby proving conclusively that Jews are a ‘race’ as well as a culture.
Israeli and American scientists have discovered a gene among Ashkenazi Jews that increases their chances of developing the mental disorder schizophrenia, as well as schizo-affective disorder and manic depression. According to a study recently published in Nature Communications, the gene in question raises Ashkenazi Jews’ chances of experiencing the disorders by roughly 40%, and by 15% in the general population. (more…)