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A Genetically Informed Study of the Intergenerational Transmission of Suicidal Behavior
Brian D'Onofrio, Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington
2015 Standard Research Grant
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Question: Do genetics, environment, and exposure to parental suicidal behavior relate to transmission of suicide across generations?
Strategy: Combine and analyze longitudinal, population-based registries, which include birth records of all offspring born in Sweden, family relationships, causes of deaths, and diagnostis for all hospitalizations.
Impact: Information about potential for suicide in families.