WCPG 2012 — Baby steps for sequencing in schizophrenia

More than 600 people gathered in Hamburg, Germany, 14-18 October, to attend the 20th World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics. New sequencing results in schizophrenia highlighted many genetic glitches potentially related to the disorder, but definitively linking them to it will be tricky.

Read this meeting report at Schizophrenia Research Forum.


Exome sequencing hints at prenatal genes in schizophrenia

Another round of sequencing in schizophrenia offers up a new batch of genetic mutations in sporadic cases of the disorder. Published online October 3 in Nature Genetics, the study undertakes the largest hunt yet for spontaneously arising “de novo” mutations in the protein-coding regions of the genome.

Read this story at Schizophrenia Research Forum.