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Neuron. 2010 Oct 21;68(2):182-6. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2010.10.003.

The psychiatric GWAS consortium: big science comes to psychiatry.

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  • Department of Genetics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA.

Abstract

The Psychiatric GWAS Consortium was founded with the aim of conducting statistically rigorous and comprehensive GWAS meta-analyses for five major psychiatric disorders: ADHD, autism, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia. In the era of GWAS and high-throughput genomics, a major trend has been the emergence of collaborative, consortia approaches. Taking advantage of the scale that collaborative consortia approaches can bring to a problem, the PGC has been a major driver in psychiatric genetics and provides a model for how similar approaches may be applied to other disease communities.

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