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Psychiatric genetics gets a boost

Defining the molecular nature of the genetic risk of psychiatric disorders has been notoriously difficult. Now, a flurry of genome-wide association studies for schizophrenia and bipolar disorder provides preliminary evidence for replicated signals.

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Figure 1: Characteristics of variants across the allelic spectrum.

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Maher, B., Riley, B. & Kendler, K. Psychiatric genetics gets a boost. Nat Genet 40, 1042–1044 (2008). https://doi.org/10.1038/ng0908-1042

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