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Argha Manna illustrates the genetic basis for neuropsychiatric disorders and the effect of environmental factors on them! A spat on Facebook led to an interesting discussion between four friends on mental health issues. The meandering conversation covers the possible genetic basis for a heightened risk of developing a mental health disorder, ranging from mitochondrial dysfunctions to epigenetics, and how science has just scratched the surface of this sensitive and multivariable issue.
Author Bio: Argha Manna is an illustrator and cartoonist. He runs an online platform, ‘Drawing History of Science’, where he blends his passion for science, history and comics, to carve a unique genre.
This piece is part of a series supported by India Alliance.