Summaries of oral sessions at the XXI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Boston, Massachusetts, 17-21 October 2013: state of the field

Psychiatr Genet. 2014 Aug;24(4):125-50. doi: 10.1097/YPG.0000000000000043.


The XXI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics (WCPG), sponsored by the International Society of Psychiatric Genetics (ISPG), took place in Boston, Massachusetts, on 17-21 October 2013. Approximately 900 participants gathered to discuss the latest findings in this rapidly advancing field. The following report was written by student travel awardees. Each was assigned one or more sessions as a rapporteur. This manuscript represents topics covered in most, but not all of the oral presentations during the conference, and contains some of the major notable new findings reported.

Publication types

  • Congress
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers / metabolism
  • Boston
  • Endophenotypes
  • Gene Regulatory Networks
  • Genetic Testing
  • Genome-Wide Association Study
  • Genomics
  • Humans
  • Mental Disorders / genetics*
  • Mutation / genetics
  • Statistics as Topic
  • Stem Cells / metabolism


  • Biomarkers