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Nearly Identical Sequence in the SARS-CoV-2 RNA and Schizophrenia-associated Gene: Are COVID-19 and Schizophrenia Genetically Associated?
  • Milad Shirvaliloo
Milad Shirvaliloo
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Abstract

The unfortunate global outbreak of COVID-19 has had many implications in different aspects of public health, particularly mental and psychological wellbeing. Psychosis, or more specifically, schizophrenia, is a mental disorder of perplexing etiology, that has been said to occur partly due to genetic predisposition. Now amid the COVID-19 pandemic, new evidence suggests that there might be a genetic link between schizophrenia and SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19, that could have implications in the area of schizophrenia research.