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Genetic Approaches to Schizophrenia, 1988-04-17 - 1988-04-20


Scope and Contents

The Genetic Approaches in Schizophrenia meeting brought together expert geneticists and psychiatrists who have been studying the genetics of schizophrenia. The aim of the meeting was to determine if the armamentarium of molecular genetics that has been applied so successfully in other human inherited disorders can be applied to schizophrenia. However, it became clear during the course of the meeting that so little is known about the underlying biology of schizophrenia, and its definitive diagnosis is so difficult, that more patient and family studies are required


  • Creation: 1988-04-17 - 1988-04-20


Conditions Governing Access

Tapes have been digitized and are available for research in person at CSHL Archives.


2 Cassettes : Tape 1 Side 1 [00:45:44] Tape 1 Side 2 [00:45:43]; Tape 2 Side 1 [00:46:21] Tape 2 Side 2 [00:46:21]

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Session 1: Clinical Issues Relevant to the Genetics of Schizophrenia

Introduction / James D. Watson

The Clinical Nature of the Disease Process- Problems of Diagnosis and Heterogeneity / Fritz Henn

Session 2: Clinical Genetics of Schizophrenia

Is There a Genetic Component in Schizophrenia? / Kenneth S. Kendler

Session 3: Review of Current Family and RFLP Studies

Applying Molecular Genetic Strategies to the Study of Schizophrenia: What is Needed / Tim Bishop

Session 4: Is a Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Possible?

Overviews: (1) from a psychiatrist (1) from a linkage expert (1) from a molecular biologist

Panel Discussion

Session 5: What are the Biological Phenotypes of Schizophrenia?

Overviews on various topics in neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, etc.

Repository Details

Part of the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Archives Repository

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