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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

Genetic fingerprint

Global study identifies genetic risk factors linked to bipolar disorder

9 May 2019

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder.

artist's image of DNA

Genetic conditions lead to range of overlapping needs in children

3 May 2019

New study reveals extent of developmental difficulties caused by deletions and duplications of DNA

Kim Kendall

Rare genetic changes associated with increased risk of depression

24 April 2019

A study at Cardiff University has found a link between rare changes in our genetic code and the increased likelihood of developing depression.

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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