Research looks into role of genes in mental disorders

10/15/2008 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Recent studies show that genes play a role in increasing the risk of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and other mental illnesses. Research into psychiatric genetics needs an additional $200 million or more in funding to quickly determine the fundamental "genetic architecture" of severe mental disorder, said Edward Scolnick, director of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research.

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