The major psychiatric disorders comprise a cluster of illnesses which have enormous impact on those who suffer from them and their families. These disorders are also a tremendous burden on the American economy and a significant cause of mortality and morbidity in the U.S. population. All of these disorders are a result of the interaction of hereditary factors, the genomes of those who have them, and environmental factors. We are working to understand the hereditary aspects of these disorders.
This work is done as part of the Stanley Center for Cognitive Genomics at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
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