The major challenges for epigenetic therapies are target specificity of the drugs—an issue that is also true for most of the currently used drugs in medicine, especially in psychiatry.
Ming T. Tsuang, MD, PhD, DSc
The Human Genome project has provided an abundance of genetic information, including identification of many disease-causing genes. Clinical applications, genetic counseling and the potential ethical issues raised by the availability of genetic testing are all areas of concern in gene research. Will genetic counseling in classical genetic diseases help to provide guidelines for behavioral disorders?