The Potential and the Pitfalls of Molecular Genetics for Psychiatry: An Overview

  • R. M. Murray
  • M. Gill
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The successful application of molecular genetic techniques to psychiatric disorders is likely to require the expertise of at least three separate types of researcher:
  1. a)

    clinicians familiar with the use of operational definitions of psychiatric illness,

  2. b)

    molecular biologists knowledgeable about neurobiology, and

  3. c)

    statistical geneticists sufficiently versatile to be able not only to perform various types of analyses on complex diseases but also to place the results in the appropriate epidemiological context.



Molecular Biologist Bipolar Affective Disorder Molecular Genetic Technique Epidemiological Context Single Major Gene 
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