heritability of schizophrenia

Mike Miller mbmiller at SIRRONALD.WUSTL.EDU
Sat May 18 21:58:20 EST 1996


Rcjohnsen has some good advice, but be careful!  It is easy to
misunderstand the entries in OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). 
Absolutely NONE of the linkage findings are really confirmed.  At this
time we still have not identified any gene that affects susceptibility to
schizophrenia.  Genetic markers are not useful in risk assessment for
schizophrenia.

Mike

Michael B. Miller, M.S., Ph.D., M.P.E.
Department of Psychiatry (Box 8134)
Washington University School of Medicine
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office phone: (314) 362-9428    FAX: (314) 362-9420
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On 18 May 1996, Rcjohnsen wrote:

> You might start at 
> 
> McKusick's Mendelian inheritance in man    web site at
>        http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/
> Write  schizophrenia in the search engine and you should have a list
> within minutes.  You can click on any one of the selections and the
> selected topic will contain clinical info, genetic location, references
> etc.  The site maintains one of the most comprehensive lists/references of
> all known human genetic diseases and is an integral part of the genome
> project.
> 
> Anothe site worth exploring is
> Entrez Browser  at          http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Entrez/index.html
> 
> Once connected, click on medline, and enter the the keywords.  This search
> engine will turn up current literature on the keyword complete with
> author(s), title of article, journal title and volume and date published
> and you can also download abstracts of the article.  
> 
> Good luck
> Rcjohnsen at aol.com
> 
> 




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