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Scientists discover hotspots in the 'dark genome' associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Scientists discover hotspots in the 'dark genome' associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder

Multiple changes in brain cells during embryonic development may contribute to schizophrenia

Multiple changes in brain cells during embryonic development may contribute to schizophrenia

Detecting high-impact rare genetic variants in individuals with severe schizophrenia

Detecting high-impact rare genetic variants in individuals with severe schizophrenia

Study provides new insight into the genetics of severe schizophrenia

Study provides new insight into the genetics of severe schizophrenia

Study elucidates the role of genomics in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study elucidates the role of genomics in obsessive-compulsive disorder

Genetic liability to mental health conditions may affect a person's choice of residence

Genetic liability to mental health conditions may affect a person's choice of residence

Microglial cells join together to break down toxic proteins more quickly

Microglial cells join together to break down toxic proteins more quickly

Polygenic risk scores are no better in predicting disease, says study

Polygenic risk scores are no better in predicting disease, says study

UMSOM study suggests a genetic basis behind instantaneous human compatibility

UMSOM study suggests a genetic basis behind instantaneous human compatibility

Massive study identifies 579 genomic locations linked to self-regulating behaviors

Massive study identifies 579 genomic locations linked to self-regulating behaviors

Genomic surveillance is vital to achieve effective mitigation and containment of COVID-19

Genomic surveillance is vital to achieve effective mitigation and containment of COVID-19

Scientists develop new tool to identify neuronal proteins in animal models

Scientists develop new tool to identify neuronal proteins in animal models

Genetic treatment may provide a new approach to addressing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Genetic treatment may provide a new approach to addressing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Adolescents with higher omega-3 levels in blood are less likely to acquire psychotic illness

Adolescents with higher omega-3 levels in blood are less likely to acquire psychotic illness

Study shows how mitochondrial function impacts schizophrenia in patients with genetic disorder

Study shows how mitochondrial function impacts schizophrenia in patients with genetic disorder

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Study identifies single protein key to regulating sex differences in Parkinson’s disease

Study identifies single protein key to regulating sex differences in Parkinson’s disease

Study reveals genetic risk factors for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study reveals genetic risk factors for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder

Targeting epigenetic mechanisms to advance pharmacological treatments for alcoholism

Targeting epigenetic mechanisms to advance pharmacological treatments for alcoholism