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Genome-wide association studies in schizophrenia: Recent advances, challenges and future perspective

Dennison, Charlotte A. ORCID:, Legge, Sophie E., Pardinas, Antonio F. ORCID: and Walters, James T.R. ORCID: 2020. Genome-wide association studies in schizophrenia: Recent advances, challenges and future perspective. Schizophrenia Research 217 , pp. 4-12. 10.1016/j.schres.2019.10.048

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have proved to be a powerful approach for gene discovery in schizophrenia; their findings have important implications not just for our understanding of the genetic architecture of the disorder, but for the potential applications of personalised medicine through improved classification and targeted interventions. In this article we review the current status of the GWAS literature in schizophrenia including functional annotation methods and polygenic risk scoring, as well as the directions and challenges of future research. We consider recent findings in East Asian populations and the advancements from trans-ancestry analysis, as well as the insights gained from research looking across psychiatric disorders.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Medicine
MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (CNGG)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0920-9964
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 22 January 2020
Date of Acceptance: 25 October 2019
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2024 10:09

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