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Expanding cultural and ancestral representation in psychiatric genetic studies

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JK and DMR contributed equally to the conception, drafting, and revising of this work.

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Correspondence to Douglas M. Ruderfer.

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Kang, J., Ruderfer, D.M. Expanding cultural and ancestral representation in psychiatric genetic studies. Neuropsychopharmacol. 45, 1593–1594 (2020).

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