A new study funded by VA will probe the genetic basis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which together affect some 170,000 patients in VA's health system.
The $33-million effort will involve up to 38,000 veterans at about 25 VA sites-one of the largest single studies of its kind to date worldwide. The study will include up to 9,000 people with schizophrenia, 9,000 with bipolar disorder, and another 20,000 without either disease, as controls.
Read More: Research News from the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs