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NIMH Awards $23M for Genetic Center for Mental Disorders at Rutgers

NEW YORK, July 2 – The National Institute of Mental Health today announced it will provide $22.6 million in funding to establish a Center for Collaborative Genetic Studies on Mental Disorders at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.


The Center will replace the NIMH Center for Genetic Studies, also housed at Rutgers, which in the five years of its existence has established over 17,000 cell lines from blood samples, distributed over 25,000 DNA samples, and provided genotype data to investigators throughout the world, NIMH said in a statement.


The center will focus on understanding the genetic origins of mental disorders including autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. The Center will seek to share biological, clinical, and genetic data from individuals or families with the disorder, and will conduct it own data analyses.
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