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A short (and partial) history of genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry

WithPETER MCGUFFIN

The principal aim of this chapter is to give an overview of the history of genetics at the Institute of Psychiatry with a special emphasis on the role, over the past three decades, of Robin Murray. However, in order to set this in its proper context it is necessary to go back a little further and take a look at the history of the comparatively new science of genetics and the beginnings of its applications in the study of mental disorders.