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Department of Biostatistics Part of Effort to Study Genetics of Two Mental Health Disorders

Researchers at the School of Public Health and Medical School and collaborators at two other institutions are undertaking the largest whole genome sequencing study funded to date, as they seek to better understand bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

U-M, the University of Southern California and the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT are working together to deeply sequence the genomes of 10,000 people of European, Hispanic and African-American origin. They received three separate four-year awards totaling $16 million from the National Institute of Mental Health.

The team led by U-M includes four researchers from Department of Biostatistics, one from the Medical School and two from the HudsonAlpha Institute of Biotechnology.

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