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MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics

The MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics (MRC CNGG) brings together world-leading researchers to investigate the major causes of mental health problems.

Established in 2009, we are Wales' first MRC Centre and the largest psychiatric genetics group in the UK.

Our research themes cover a wide range of psychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, and provide a focus for our world-leading research.

There are a whole range of studies and projects at the Centre that you can be a part of, with opportunities for people with or without personal experience of mental health conditions.

We aim to engage with the public about the real-world impact of our research, and provide opportunities for two-way communication.

Latest news

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New insights into underlying causes of Alzheimer’s disease

28 February 2019

Cardiff University’s largest-ever Alzheimer’s gene study achieves landmark breakthroughs

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Improved outlook for people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia

26 February 2019

More people of African descent with treatment-resistant schizophrenia could be safely given drug best proven to manage symptoms

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Long-term benefits from intensive therapy in early stages of MS

20 February 2019

Early intensive therapy for multiple sclerosis leads to better long-term outcomes, despite being perceived as high risk

About

We use our clinical, genomic, statistical and bioinformatic expertise to tackle the challenges posed by psychiatric, neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders, with the aim of informing better diagnosis and treatment for the future.

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