A few short years after modern genetics announced the spoil of its first successful gene hunt—the location of the Huntington disease gene—psychiatric genetics embraced these techniques, fielding gene hunts of its own and touting successful gene finds. Many researchers joined the effort. Leaders in the field proclaimed the ultimate clinical importance of this research. Newspapers heralded the new age.


Mental Illness Cystic Fibrosis Mood Disorder Huntington Disease Policy Analyst 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Laura Lee Hall
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  1. 1.National Alliance for the Mentally IllArlingtonUSA

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