Linkage and association studies of schizophrenia in an isolated population (2010–2012)
The cause of schizophrenia is unknown, but there is good evidence that genes play a role. Geneticists do not fully understand how the disease is inherited, but it is very complex, and several interacting genes as well as environmental factors are likely involved. To address this complexity, we have recruited large schizophrenia pedigrees from the Iban of Sarawak, a geographically and genetically isolated population. This sample will help clarify the genetics of this devastating illness.