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A Spotlight On: Polygenic Embryo Screening – Dr. Todd Lencz, Professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research

Dr Todd Lencz is a Professor at the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research in Manhasset, New York. Lencz’s team were […]

Psychedelics: A new kind of trip

When we think about consciousness, we often consider it as being aware of one’s internal and external existence. But while […]

RNA modifications provide new insights into disease brain states

Recently, researchers have used advanced microscopy to investigate the role that RNA modifications play in ‘synaptic tagging’ within the brain. […]

Analysis of 1.5 million people identifies genes related to antisocial behaviours

A new study, published in Nature Neuroscience, has analysed data from 1.5 million people to identify genes underlying behaviours related […]

Genetic engineering of a PKU treatment is tested

Genetic engineering of a strain of E. Coli has successfully passed safety protocols for the treatment of PKU.  Phenylketonuria (PKU)  […]

Major depressive disorder and energy metabolism: diving deep with omics technology

Omics technologies have revealed molecular insights into the complex relationship between impaired energy metabolism and major depressive disorder. Major Depressive […]

Certain gene variations are related to both autism (ASD) and schizophrenia

A recent study has revealed underlying genetic mechanisms behind some of the shared cognitive impairments in both autism spectrum disorder […]

How Education may Improve our Physical and Mental Health

A recent Mendelian randomisation study found that genetically higher education level was associated with lower risk of major mental disorders […]

TWAS: Transcriptome-wide association study

A recent trend in large-scale association studies is transcriptome-wide association study (TWAS), which aggregates genomic information into functionally relevant units […]

Study finds expanded tandem repeats contribute to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects one in 54 children in the US and is associated with a heritability between 50-90%. […]