Large Genome Study Finds a ‘General Addiction Risk Factor’ Commonly Inherited Across Multiple Substance-Use Disorders
In recent years, studies involving large numbers of individuals have identified numerous locations in the human genome where commonly occurring variations in DNA sequence are associated with… Read More
Genome Comparisons Reveal DNA Risk Variants Differ in People of East Asian vs. European Ancestry
An analysis of multiple genome-wide studies making associations between depression and "risk" locations in the human genome has provided a vivid demonstration that results can vary substantially… Read More
Important New Research on Schizophrenia Genetics Provides Strongest Evidence to Date of Problems at the Brain’s Synapses
With the publication of two papers in the journal Nature, hundreds of scientists, including dozens who have received BBRF grants or who are BBRF Scientific Council members, have provided the most… Read More
Depression’s Genetic Links Probed in 1 Million People in a Single Study for the First Time
After more than two decades of genetic studies of depression that have been informative, intriguing, but widely acknowledged to be statistically "underpowered," a detailed and scientifically… Read More
Largest Genome Study to Date of Cannabis Use Disorder Reveals New Genetic Underpinnings
A large international study designed to discover associations between genetic variations and risk for cannabis use disorder has generated evidence, in the words of the scientists who led the study, “… Read More