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Researchers have revealed novel ultra-rare risk genes for autism

Researchers have identified ultra-rare, likely gene-disruptive variants unique to autism families, revealing 28 novel candidate risk genes. The genetics of […]

ATP1A3: A gene found to be responsible for early brain malformations

Recently, researchers have explored the pathophysiology of ATP1A3, a gene that encodes for an ATPase pump sub-unit in the brain. […]

GWAS of bipolar disorder provides new insights

A new genome-wide association study (GWAS) of over 40,000 bipolar disorder cases has provided new insights into the underlying disease […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 24th April

We have gathered all the best and latest genomics news and research from the past week, and put it here, […]

Genomics week in brief: Week ending 27th March

Check out the latest genomics week in brief – jam-packed with all the latest genomics news and research, all in […]

Zombie cells awaken after death

In a new study, researchers analysed gene expression patterns in fresh brain tissue, revealing that some ‘zombie’ cells increase their […]

The genetics behind eating disorders

An international team has studied the genomes of more than 20,000 individuals, shedding light on the genetic links between eating […]

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 […]

The Shared Genetic Basis of Neuropsychiatric Disorders

A recent study has demonstrated that there are substantial similarities in the structural phenotypes of different neuropsychiatric disorders. Furthermore, they […]

Improving polygenic risk scores

Existing genome-wide association studies have been predominantly conducted in individuals of European descent. In turn, this has limited the transferability […]