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Unraveling the Genetic Architecture of PTSD and Trauma Response


International meta-analysis of PTSD genome-wide association studies identifies sex- and ancestry-specific genetic risk loci  – Nature Communications (Oct. 2019)

Genomic Approaches to Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: the Psychiatric Genomic Consortium Initiative – Biological Psychiatry (Feb. 2018)

The world’s largest set of brain scans are helping reveal the workings of the mind and how diseases ravage the brain – ENIGMA in Science Magazine (Jan. 2018)

Posttraumatic stress disorder has genetic overlap with cardiometabolic traits – Psychological Medicine (Nov. 2017)

Smaller Hippocampal Volume in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A Multi-Site ENIGMA-PGC Study – Biological Psychiatry (Feb. 2018)

Largest GWAS of PTSD (N=20,070) Yields Genetic Overlap with Schizophrenia and Sex Differences in Heritability – Molecular Psychiatry (April 2017)

Epigenome-wide association of PTSD from heterogeneous cohorts with a common multi-site analysis pipeline – American Journal of Medical Genetics (Sept. 2017)


‘Analysis of Genetically Regulated Gene Expression Identifies a Prefrontal PTSD Gene, SNRNP35, Specific to Military Cohorts‘ has been accepted at Cell Reports. This is the first publication from the PGC-PTSD Systems Biology workgroup!

DTI neuroimaging paper ‘Altered White Matter Microstructural Organization in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder across 3,047 Adults: Results from the PGC-ENIGMA PTSD Consortium’ has been accepted at Biological Psychiatry.

PGC-PTSD Freeze 2 summary data now available! See Access Data to learn more.


Stay tuned!


Cohen Veteran’s Bioscience symposium at ISTSS, November 2019

PGC dinner at WCPG, October 2019

Face-to-face PGC-PTSD Meeting at SOBP, May 2018

PGC dinner at WCPG, October 2018

Cohens Veterans Care Summit: Upcycle, October 2018 

RAPID-Dx Consensus Conference: May 2017

Cohen Veterans Bioscience Meeting: October 2017