heritability of schizophrenia
dcurtis at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Wed May 22 01:06:52 EST 1996
plinehan at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk (Mr. P.F. Linehan) wrote:
>.>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
>Such a blanket assertion is IMHO misleading. They are starting to give
>consistent results. What is needed is larger studies, denser maps and
>more genetically homogeneous populations. They are possibly not
>of immediate use, but will undoubtedly become so in the near future.
I agree with Mike here. Genetic risk markers are not useful in risk
assessment for schizophrenia. Maybe they will be in future, who knows?
But they aren't now. I don't regard that as a "blanket assertion" but
a simple statement of fact.
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