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We have conducted a genotyping study using a custom Illumina Infinium HD genotyping array, the ImmunoChip, in a new UK sample of 1218 bipolar disorder (BD) cases and 2913 controls that have not been used in any studies previously reported independently or in meta-analyses. The ImmunoChip was designed before the publication of the Psychiatric Genome-Wide(More)
Molecular genetic analysis offers opportunities to advance our understanding of the nosological relationship between psychiatric diagnostic categories in general, and the mood and psychotic disorders in particular. Strong evidence (P=7.0 × 10(-7)) of association at the polymorphism rs1006737 (within CACNA1C, the gene encoding the α-1C subunit of the L-type(More)
Characterization of the pleiotropic effects of ten new putative W locus mutations, nine co-isogenic and one highly congenic with the C57BL/6J strain, reveals a wide variety of influences upon pigmentation, blood formation and gametogenesis. None of the putative alleles, each of which is closely linked to Ph, a gene 0.1 cM from W, gave evidence of(More)
Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have identified a number of loci that have strong support for their association with bipolar disorder (BD). The Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Consortium Bipolar Disorder Working Group (PGC-BD) meta-analysis of BD GWAS data sets and replication samples identified evidence (P=6.7 × 10⁻⁷, odds ratio(More)