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COMMENTTHE COLLEGE NEWSLETTER ISSUE NO 146 | MARCH 2003Royal approval: HRH Princess Anneenjoys The Principal’s speech at theopening of the MRC Social, Geneticand Developmental Psychiatry Centre,Institute of PsychiatryStudy, one of the major researchprojects being carried out by the MRC SGDP Centre. It is ledby MRC Research ProfessorRobert Plomin, Deputy Directorof the Centre, and is the largesttwin study ever carried out in theUK. It focuses on childhooddevelopment of cognitive andlanguage disorders as well as providing a data set on whichseveral other major projects havebeen established.The Chancellor was presentedStudying the interplaybetween genes andenvironmentDOMINIC TURNERwith a posy by eight year-oldidentical twins, Jemma andJennnifer Abdul Malique Bello,Nature v Nurture who are part of the Twins Study,before unveiling a plaque com-memorating her visit to thisunique building.King’s leads the debate The MRC SGDP Centre isone of two Centres and eightdepartments that make up thenew state-of-the-art building bring together staff and res- the interplay between genes andInstitute of Psychiatry. for one of the world’s leading ources from their previous eight environment, and facilitate theProfessor Sir George Radda,Acentres researching the locations. investigation of abnormal devel-Chief Executive of the Medicalgenetic (nature) and environmental Professor Peter McGuffin, opment in the context of normalResearch Council said: ...

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Studying the interplay between genes and environment with a posy by eight year-old identical twins, Jemma and Jennnifer Abdul Malique Bello, who are part of the Twins Study, before unveiling a plaque com-memorating her visit to this unique building. The MRC SGDP Centre is one of two Centres and eight departments that make up the Institute of Psychiatry. Professor Sir George Radda,
Study , one of the major research projects being carried out by the MRC SGDP Centre. It is led by MRC Research Professor Robert Plomin, Deputy Director of the Centre, and is the largest twin study ever carried out in the UK. It focuses on childhood development of cognitive and language disorders as well as providing a data set on which several other major projects have been established. The Chancellor was presented
Research Council said: ‘Knowl-edge of why some mental health problems occur is little under-continued on page 2
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