Seminars in Psychiatric GeneticsBMJ 1994; 309 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6957.818a (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:818
- M Baron
Peter McGuffin, Michael J Owen, Michael C O'Donovan, Anita Thapar, Irving I Gottesman Gaskell/Royal College of Psychiatrists, £10, pp 230 ISBN 0-902241-65-6
During most of its history psychiatric genetics has focused on family, twin, and adoption studies and on statistical models aimed at resolving major gene effects or other transmission patterns. These studies strongly support the role of heredity in some psychiatric disorders - notably schizophrenia and manic depression - but the mode of genetic transmission remains unknown. With the advent of molecular genetic techniques the subject has gained in vigour …
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