Search widens for causes of psychiatric disorder (The Dana Foundation Website – 25 February 2009)

An emerging discipline, epigenetics, is offering researchers ways to understand more about how genes and the environment interact in the development of psychiatric disorders.


Despite the recent
leaps in our knowledge concerning the human genome, research in this
area has not yet provided the kind of concrete answers that physicians
and their patients had long hoped for. An emerging discipline, epigenetics, may—and may offer new directions for research as well as more targeted therapies for treatment…

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