The search for the common variants that contribute to psychiatric disorders using genomewide association studies (GWAS) continues, with new schizophrenia results presented at the 20th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics held in Hamburg, Germany, 14-18 October emphasizing the contributions of many different genes.
Read this meeting report at Schizophrenia Research Forum.
New genetic clues for schizophrenia were unveiled at WCPG 2010 in Athens, Greece, where researchers emphasized that the hunt for genes underlying psychiatric disorders has only just begun. Three reports cover the highlights for Schizophrenia Research Forum.
Copy number variants in schizophrenia update: The outright deletions or duplications of segments of DNA, called copy number variants, increase risk for schizophrenia.
The sequencing floodgates open with a trickle: For those who thought that capturing the full extent of genetic variation through sequencing would get at the heart of genetic risk for schizophrenia, a series of talks with preliminary data was a sobering experience.
Bigger GWAS approach gets much support: Many researchers argued that large genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of schizophrenia and other disorders are just starting to deliver.