Recent genetic studies for suicidality, including four independent GWAS, have not reproduced each other’s top implicated genes. While arguments of heterogeneity, methodology, and sample sizes can be invoked, heterogeneity is a feature, not a “bug” (as is well understood in biology and in personalized medicine). A comprehensive body of work on blood biomarkers for suicidality has previously been published by our group. We examine the issue of reproducibility using these different approaches, and provide reassuring evidence for convergence of findings, as well as some generalizable insights.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience