In The Field

Genetics 2010: Neurogenetics wants you!

At the MOHB this morning, Pamela Sklar of Massachusetts General Hospital presented data from the Psychiatric Genome-wide Association Study Consortium (PGC). One of its projects on bipolar disorder looked at the genomes of more than 7,000 cases of the disorder against 10,000 or so matched controls trying to find differences that correlate with an increased risk for the disease. What they’ve found was not different from what many genome-wide association studies have found. Four strongly associated genetic regions popped up in their study, but the individual amount of risk for the disorder that they contribute is quite low. For this 


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