Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New Genetics Work Challenges Basic Ideas about Mental Illness: Scientific American

New Genetics Work Challenges Basic Ideas about Mental Illness: Scientific American

The search for the genetic roots of psychiatric illnesses and behavioral disorders such as schizophrenia, autism and ADHD has a long history, but until recently, it was one marked by frustration and skepticism. In the past few years, new techniques have begun to reveal strong evidence for the role of specific genes in some cases of these conditions but in a way few people expected.


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