Structural and copy number variants in the human genome: Implications for psychiatry

David St. Clair*

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Copy number variants are small chromosomal deletions and duplications. When they alter the dose of genes critical for normal brain development and adult brain functioning they may cause severe disorders such as autism and schizophrenia. Numerous such loci have recently been identified. They are offering amazing leads for neuropsychiatric research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5-6
Number of pages2
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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