Evolution and Revolution in Psychiatric Genetics

  • Charles A. Kaufmann
  • Janet E. Johnson
  • Herbert Pardes


Revolutionary advances in human genetics are having profound effects on the theory and practice of medicine, and as genetic knowledge increases, it is to be expected that its influence will only grow. Psychiatry is no exception: clinical, molecular, and statistical genetic strategies promise to reveal much about the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of mental illness. In the foreseeable future, we hope to discover how the disposition to mental illness is transmitted, the biological nature of the inherited factors, and the ways in which these genetic factors interact with environmental determinants.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles A. Kaufmann
    • 1
  • Janet E. Johnson
    • 1
  • Herbert Pardes
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry, College of Physicians & SurgeonsColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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