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3, top row). 3, middle row). Such is the case in practically all observational G × E studies of psychiatric phenotypes. As a result, the residual variance of the product term after factoring out first-order predictors— and the corresponding power to detect interactions—declines rapidly with minor allele frequencies and rates of exposure departing from 50%. 3). , experimental G × E studies with balanced cell sizes) are better powered to test for genetically moderated exposure effects than are observational field studies, which must make do with unequal-sized groups since these occur in nature.