Scientists Identify Susceptibility Factor for Bipolar Disorder, University of Bonn Study  
3/4/2011 7:14:24 AM -- A new study provides fascinating insight into the genetic basis of bipolar disorder, a highly heritable mood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of mania and depression. The research, published by Cell Press online February 24 in the American Journal of Human Genetics, identifies a previously unrecognized susceptibility factor for bipolar disorder.