[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/613672]
Prof Peter Visscher
Prof Michael Goddard
Brief description Common diseases, such as psychiatric disorders and cardiovascular disease, are caused by the interplay of genetic and envirionmental factors. In the last 4 years, very large studies have been conducted to associate genetic factors with risk of disease, but these studies have not accounted for known familial risk. We aim to use data on very distant relatives to explain why. Understanding the genetic basis of common disease is crucial to guide future experiments and for developing new treatments.
Funding Amount $AUD 453,098.74
Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants
Standard Project Grant