GENETIC SNP TESTING FOR NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

GENETIC SNP TESTING FOR NEUROPSYCHIATRIC DISORDERS

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WILLIAM SHAW, PHD

Genetic variants called single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) play a greater role in the metabolism of the human brain compared to almost all the other organs. A SNP called apolipoprotein E4 markedly increases the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease after 50. A SNP in protein HFe that absorbs iron improves brain function in populations that have dietary iron deficiency but greatly increases the risk of psychiatric disease in populations in which dietary iron is excessive. In this presentation, a survey of the most significant SNPs for psychiatric diseases and potential “fixes” for these SNPs will be reviewed.

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