Genome scan meta-analysis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, part II: Schizophrenia

Cathryn M Lewis, Douglas F Levinson, Lesley H Wise, Lynn E DeLisi, Richard E Straub, Iiris Hovatta, Nigel M Williams, Sibylle G Schwab, Ann E Pulver, Stephen V Faraone, Linda M Brzustowicz, Charles A Kaufmann, David L Garver, Hugh M D Gurling, Eva Lindholm, Hilary Coon, Hans W Moises, William Byerley, Sarah H Shaw, Andrea MesenRobin Sherrington, F Anthony O'Neill, Dermot Walsh, Kenneth S Kendler, Jesper Ekelund, Tiina Paunio, Jouko Lönnqvist, Leena Peltonen, Michael C O'Donovan, Michael J Owen, Dieter B Wildenauer, Wolfgang Maier, Gerald Nestadt, Jean-Louis Blouin, Stylianos E Antonarakis, Bryan J Mowry, Jeremy M Silverman, Raymond R Crowe, C Robert Cloninger, Ming T Tsuang, Dolores Malaspina, Jill M Harkavy-Friedman, Dragan M Svrakic, Anne S Bassett, Jennifer Holcomb, Gursharan Kalsi, Andrew McQuillin, Jon Brynjolfson, Thordur Sigmundsson, Hannes Petursson, Elena Jazin, Tomas Zoëga, Tomas Helgason

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Schizophrenia is a common disorder with high heritability and a 10-fold increase in risk to siblings of probands. Replication has been inconsistent for reports of significant genetic linkage. To assess evidence for linkage across studies, rank-based genome scan meta-analysis (GSMA) was applied to data from 20 schizophrenia genome scans. Each marker for each scan was assigned to 1 of 120 30-cM bins, with the bins ranked by linkage scores (1 = most significant) and the ranks averaged across studies (R(avg)) and then weighted for sample size (N(sqrt)[affected casess]). A permutation test was used to compute the probability of observing, by chance, each bin's average rank (P(AvgRnk)) or of observing it for a bin with the same place (first, second, etc.) in the order of average ranks in each permutation (P(ord)). The GSMA produced significant genomewide evidence for linkage on chromosome 2q (PAvgRnk
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalThe American Journal of Human Genetics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2003


  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Genome, Human
  • Genotype
  • Humans
  • Schizophrenia


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