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Endophenotype Approach to Schizophrenia Research

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Doctor Anil Malhotra discusses endophenotype strategies for studying schizophrenia, which can examine neurocognitive function or brain-imaging.
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An alternative strategy for finding genes is the so-called endophenotype approach where we look for parts of the illness perhaps that are closer to gene action. Most popularly this has been either neurocognitive function or brain-imaging parameters, where we can collect these neurocognitive measures and brain-imaging measures in healthy controls and in patients with schizophrenia and then do our genetic analyses, where we try to find genes that influence neurocognition and brain-imaging. Perhaps then those genes also influence risks for schizophrenia.
Keywords:
phenotype, endophenotype, schizophrenia genetics, brain, imaging, neurocognition, Anil, Malhotra
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