Our expanding knowledge of how variation in the human genome contributes to complex diseases has propelled many recent advances in medicine. In oncology, understanding the genetic basis of cancer predisposition, tumor growth, and treatment response has become an essential part of the field and its training. Although current diagnoses in psychiatry are based on clinical observations, we are approaching a time when our genetic and molecular understanding of mental illness may play an important role in etiological understanding and treatment.1
Besterman AD, Moreno-De-Luca D, Nurnberger JI. 21st-Century Genetics in Psychiatric Residency Training: How Do We Get There? JAMA Psychiatry. Published online January 02, 2019. doi:10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2018.3872
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