Neuropsychiatric Disorder Models

Copy number variations (CNVs) are a type of genetic structural variation involving deletions or duplications of specific and relatively large (>1kb) regions of DNA. Geneticists now recognize that CNVs and other rare structural variants contribute toward the genetic basis of common diseases and disorders, including autism and schizophrenia.

As part of Taconic's Neuroscience Portfolio, we offer three neuropsychiatric disorder CNV models that develop distinct neurological and behavioral phenotypes. These models can be used to screen novel drug candidates for treating schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, epilepsy, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.