Genetic Anomalies
A new method for recreating large-scale genetic anomalies known as copy number variations will make it easier for scientists to study the effects of those mutations, many of which have been linked to… Read More
Large Study Ties Genes to Variable Lithium Response in Bipolar Disorder
Lithium is a first-line treatment for bipolar disorder. But it only works well for about one-third of patients. The variation in response is partly due to genetic factors. Read More
Spontaneous (non-inherited) DNA mutations likely play a role in the development of childhood-onset schizophrenia (COS), according to new research. In a study published online October 28, 2015 in the… Read More
Schizophrenia and autism may be related disorders that, at least in part, share similar genetic roots, new research suggests. Indeed, say the scientists, rather than distinct and independent… Read More
Researchers Track Gene Alterations in Brain Area Perturbed by Stress
Acute stress can increase the presence of a key DNA modification called 5hmC throughout a portion of the brain called the hippocampus, vital in memory and learning, according to a study published in… Read More