Shared Risk

A genome-wide SNP analysis found that five mental disorders share four risk loci. The researchers from the Cross-Disorder Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium report in The Lancet that two of the four loci could be traced to genes encoding two subunits, CACNA1C and CACNB2, of L-type voltage-gated calcium channels.

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