NIMH Awards $16M Grant To Study Genetics Of Schizophrenia, BD

The Imperial Valley (CA) News (9/29, Trinidad) reports that “a multi-institutional team of researchers studying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder [BD] has been awarded a $16 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to create the most extensive genetic resource to date for these two devastating psychiatric disorders, using data assembled by the University of Southern California (USC).”

The “four-year award…will help fund a project titled: ‘Whole Genome Sequencing of Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder in the Genomic Psychiatry Cohort (GPC).’” The goal of the study is to “sequence total genomic DNA from 10,000 or more ethnically diverse individuals from the GPC, split evenly among schizophrenia cases, bipolar disorder cases and psychiatrically normal controls.”

Related Links:

— “National research team awarded $16M NIH grant to study genetics of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder,” Alison Trinidad, Imperial Valley News, September 28, 2014.

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