With data from 2,000 brains, new studies explore origins of psychiatric diseases

A sweeping set of studies published Thursday shows the potential of big data and teamwork among labs to unlock clues to the roots of psychiatric diseases.

The genetic roots of psychiatric diseases are notoriously difficult to unravel. They each involve hundreds of genes. And many of the genetic variations at play are found in the non-coding parts of DNA, which makes it even trickier to draw connections to disease.

But a sweeping set of studies published Thursday make a dent in that mystery, and

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