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Irving I. Gottesman's Collaboration in Psychiatric Genetics Research in Denmark

  • Kaare Christensen (a1) and Aksel Bertelsen (a2)


Irving I. Gottesman played an important role for psychiatric genetic research in Denmark through more than 40 years of collaboration with Danish scientists, resulting in important twin and family studies based upon the unique national registers available in Denmark.


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address for correspondence: Kaare Christensen, The Danish Twin Registry, University of Southern Denmark, J.B. Winsloews Vej 9B, 5000 Odense C, Denmark. E-mail:


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Gottesman, I. I., & Bertelsen, A. (1989a). Confirming unexpressed genotypes in schizophrenia. Risks in offspring of Fischer's Danish identical and fraternal twins. Archives of General Psychiatry, 46, 867872.
Gottesman, I. I., & Bertelsen, A. (1989b). Dual mating studies in psychiatry – Offspring of inpatients with examples from reactive (psychogenic) psychoses. International Review of Psychiatry, 1, 287296.
Gottesman, I. I., Laursen, T. M., Bertelsen, A., & Mortensen, P. B. (2010). Severe mental disorders in offspring with 2 psychiatrically ill parents. Archives of General Psychiatry, 67, 252257.
Kläning, U., Trumbetta, S. L., Gottesman, I. I., Skytthe, A., Kyvik, K. O., & Bertelsen, A. (2016). A Danish twin study of schizophrenia liability: Investigation from interviewed twins for genetic links to affective psychoses and for cross-cohort comparisons. Behavior Genetics, 46, 193204.
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Twin Research and Human Genetics
  • ISSN: 1832-4274
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