WCPG 2012 — Phenotype and function in schizophrenia genomics

At one of the last talks of the 20th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, held in Hamburg, Germany, Trevor Robbins of University of Cambridge urged the field to pay careful attention to individual features of a disorder, as well as their component parts (“intermediate phenotypes” or, if inherited, “endophenotypes”). Robbins argued that this focus could break psychiatric diseases into more tractable pieces, leading to clearer diagnoses, cleaner genetic studies and clinical trials, and earlier detection.

Read this meeting report at Schizophrenia Research Forum.

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