Dissecting the phenotype in genome-wide association studies of psychiatric illness

Nick Craddock, Kenneth Kendler, Michael Neale, John Nurnberger, Shaun Purcell, Marcella Rietschel, Roy Perlis, Susan L. Santangelo, Thomas Schulze, Jordan W. Smoller, Anita Thapar

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Over the past 2 years genome-wide association studies have made major contributions to understanding the genetic architecture of many common human diseases. This editorial outlines the development of such studies in psychiatry and highlights the opportunities for advancing understanding of the biological underpinnings and nosological structure of psychiatric disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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