Psychiatric Genetics in the post genome age
Citation:Corvin A, Gill M. `Psychiatric Genetics in the post genome age? in British Journal of Psychiatry, 182, 2003, pp 95 - 96
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Less than 50 years after publication of the structure of DNA, we possess a working draft of the human genome and expect a completed draft listing all genes and their location by 2003 (International Human Genome Sequencing Consortium, 2001). For 21st-century medicine, the genome will offer a gateway to new biological mechanisms that integrate our genetic and environmental understanding of behaviour and disease. In psychiatry a genetic contribution to common disorders, cognition and personality traits is well established, and susceptibility loci have been identified for schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder, autism and Alzheimer's disease.
Publisher:The Royal College of Psychiatrists
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:British Journal of Psychiatry
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