Psychiatric genomics: an update and an agenda


Marcus Munafo comments on a review of the work of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, which in recent years has delivered an increasing flow of new knowledge about the fundamental basis of common psychiatric disorders.

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Genetics of depression: risk factors and protective factors


Marcus Munafò reports on a new genome-wide association study that identifies 44 risk variants and helps us to further refine the genetic architecture of major depressive disorder.

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Schizophrenia and genetics: a new landmark study


Genome-wide association studies have proved extremely successful in identifying reliable genetic associations with a number of disease outcomes, but until now studies of psychiatric outcomes have lagged behind. This latest schizophrenia study is therefore an important advance.

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