4. The Genetics of Schizophrenia

  1. Wolfgang Gaebel
  1. James T. R. Walters,
  2. Michael O'Donovan and
  3. Michael J. Owen

Published Online: 13 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470978672.ch4

Schizophrenia: Current Science and Clinical Practice

Schizophrenia: Current Science and Clinical Practice

How to Cite

Walters, J. T. R., O'Donovan, M. and Owen, M. J. (2011) The Genetics of Schizophrenia, in Schizophrenia: Current Science and Clinical Practice (ed W. Gaebel), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470978672.ch4

Editor Information

  1. Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany

Author Information

  1. MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Heath Park, Cardiff, CF14 4XN, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 1 APR 2011

Book Series:

  1. World Psychiatric Association Evidence and Experience in Psychiatry Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Helen Herrman

Series Editor Information

  1. WPA Secretary for Publications, University of Melbourne, Australia

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470710548

Online ISBN: 9780470978672



  • Genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia;
  • GWAS in schizophrenia;
  • The future of schizophrenia genetics;
  • D-amino acid oxidase activator (DAOA);
  • The catechol-O-methyl transferase gene (COMT);
  • Velocardiofacial Syndrome (VCFS);
  • single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs);
  • International Schizophrenia Consortium (ISC)


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Genetic epidemiology of schizophrenia

  • Molecular genetics of schizophrenia

  • GWAS in schizophrenia

  • The future of schizophrenia genetics

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References