Endogenous retroviruses, remnants of ancient infections that have become part of the human genome, have been associated with the development of schizophrenia. But researchers in Germany find that elevated endogenous retroviral gene expression may result from treatment with antipsychotics, rather than from schizophrenia itself.
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