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Genetic repositories for the study of major psychiatric conditions: What do we know about ethnic minorities' genetic vulnerability

Oquendo, M.A.; Canino, G.; Lehner, T; Licinio, Julio

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In spite of considerable efforts, no genes of major effect have been found across an entire diagnostic category in psychiatry. Possible reasons for this may include difficulties in defining the phenotype, the complex relationship between genotype and gene expression and population stratification. This last problem has often been managed by restricting genetic sampling to only one ethnic group. An unintended consequence of using this strategy is that the major repositories of genetic material...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/64110
Source: Molecular Psychiatry
DOI: 10.1038/mp.2010.11

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