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Mental illness: Why we need more diverse genetic data and tools

With a better understanding of the genetics of mental illness, clinicians and researchers will be better equipped to develop new treatments that work for everyone. Image: Unsplash/Warren Umoh

Hailiang Huang

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard University


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The genetic data lack diversity, but so do the tools and techniques scientists use to uncover the genetic factors impacting mental illness. Image: The Conversation
An estimated 1 in 8 people affected by mental illnesses like depression, schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. Image: Global Initiative for Neuropsychiatric Genetics Education in Research

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