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Cannabis, schizophrenia and genetics with Emma Johnson

Ep. 31

Dr Emma Johnson talks to Rob Calder about shared genetic liabilities for cannabis use disorder and schizophrenia and the role of tobacco smoking. Dr Johnson talks about the implications of this research on the evidence for a causal relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia and for other genetic associations relating to substance use and psychiatric disorders. The episode also covers to ever-fascinating issue of mendelian randomisation.

(Be sure to check out episode 22 too!)

Johnson E.C., Hatoum A.S., Deak J.D., Polimanti R, Murray R.M., Edenberg H.J., et al. The relationship between cannabis and schizophrenia: a genetically informed perspective. Addiction 2021

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