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Principles of Psychiatric Genetics

Edited by John I. Nurnberger Jr. and Wade H. Berrettini

Reviewed by Ming T. Tsuang amd Joyce van de Leemput
American Journal of Psychiatry
Vol. 171, No. 10

Although the release of the first draft of the human genome sequence came in 2001 (bringing subsequent genome-wide association studies and a boost for genetics and genomics studies in identifying genetic causalities), the actual foundations for the field of psychiatric genetics were laid in the late 19th century. Despite the depth and duration of this field’s history, identification of genetic components of psychiatric disorders has been lagging.

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