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Psychiatric genetics: The brains of the family

Does the difficulty in finding the genes responsible for mental illness reflect the complexity of the genetics or the poor definitions of psychiatric disorders? Alison Abbott reports.

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See Editorial, page 137. See also Correspondence — Mental health: maybe human troubles don’t fit into categories, Mental health: don’t overlook the environment and its risk factors, Mental health: drop ideological baggage in favour of best tools

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Abbott, A. Psychiatric genetics: The brains of the family. Nature 454, 154–157 (2008).

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