Geneticists say that they are very close to confirming the genetic roots of psychiatric illnesses such as depression and schizophrenia, and consequently, that doctors will be able to eradicate these diseases through early identification and gene therapy.
On which of the following assumptions does the statement above rely?
- Strategies are now available for eliminating psychiatric illnesses
- Certain psychiatric illnesses have a genetic basis
- All human diseases can be traced back to genes and how they are expressed
- In the future, genetics will become the only relevant field for identifying psychiatric illnesses