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NEW YORK – A large international team has profiled genetic risk factors behind eight psychiatric disorders, identifying three sets of conditions that share common genetic contributors.

"These results highlight disparities between our clinically defined classification of psychiatric disorders and underlying biology," co-corresponding author Jordan Smoller, a Harvard psychiatry researcher and director of the psychiatric and neurodevelopmental genetic unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, and co-authors wrote.

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