Genius and madness

They may be, in fact, linked:

They say there’s a fine line between genius and madness.

Painter Van Gogh and author Jack Kerouac were both hailed as geniuses but displayed self-destructive behaviour.

Now scientists have discovered a gene which is linked to both intelligence and one of the most common forms of madness – schizophrenia.

It could explain why some of the world’s foremost minds have also suffered from the psychotic disorder.

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