Second-trimester markers of fetal size in schizophrenia: a study of monozygotic twins.

@article{Bracha1992SecondtrimesterMO,
  title={Second-trimester markers of fetal size in schizophrenia: a study of monozygotic twins.},
  author={H. Stefan Bracha and Elizabeth Torrey and Irving I Gottesman and Llewellyn B. Bigelow and Christopher Cunniff},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1992},
  volume={149 10},
  pages={
          1355-61
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Since the second prenatal trimester is the critical period of massive neural cell migration to the cortex, and fingertip dermal cells migrate to form ridges during this same period, the authors sought to determine whether there are differences in fingertip ridge count in pairs of monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia, possibly indicating that a prenatal anatomical insult affected the twins differently. METHOD The fingertip dermal ridges of 30 pairs of monozygotic twins (23… CONTINUE READING

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