The MIND (Mental Illness and Neuroscience
Discovery) Institute and the National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR) are combining their respective brain imaging technology and genome sequencing experience in a new search to find the genetic basis for schizoprenia. Researchers will be looking for schizophrenia predisposition and protection genes. Sounds great right? What they find could have a huge impact on those who have the disorder as well as their loved ones and those who treat people with schizophrenia.

“This groundbreaking project builds on years of work by MIND investigators who have
carefully collected the important clinical and brain imaging data that allows for
correlation with exciting new genetic capabilities,” said Dr. S. Charles Schulz, chair of
the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and principal investigator of
the MIND Clinical Imaging Consortium.

For more on this, check out their press release or their websites: NCGR and The Mind Institute.

 


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    Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 5 Apr 2006
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APA Reference
Cox, H. (2006). Schizophrenia Genome Project. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 21, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2006/04/05/schizophrenia-genome-project/

 

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