Genomic Psychiatry Cohort (GPC) Whole Genome Sequencing and Genotyping Study
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The Center for Genomic Psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC), SUNY Downstate and an extensive network of academic medical centers have created the Genomic Psychiatry Cohort (GPC). The GPC consists of a large clinical cohort of patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and healthy controls. The data generation of genotyping and whole genome sequencing of the GPC has been done in collaboration with the USC and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Genome-wide association studies are being performed with the samples to identify genetic risks for psychiatric disease. Genotyping is also being used to determine ancestry informative markers and replication of candidate genes. Whole genome sequencing identifies functional variants associated with disease risk.