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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 […]

The genetics of miscarriage

1 in 8 pregnancies will end in miscarriage. Growing up I always assumed that having a miscarriage was rare and […]

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 […]

Researchers identify five gene candidates linked to insomnia

A team of researchers from China have performed an integrative genomic analysis and identified five genes associated with insomnia. Insomnia […]

Long-term antibiotic use and risks to mental health

Researchers at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China, have explored the role of long-term antibiotic use in early life and risk to […]

Human brain-derived proteome data helps elucidate a genetic causal pathway for neurological phenotypes

A team of researchers have analysed human proteome data from brain tissue to study whether targeted proteins predictively mediated the […]

Genetic map of eight psychiatric disorders released

Around 25% of the world is affected by a psychiatric disorder that can alter their behaviour, social relations and intellectual ability.

Snoring insights from the UK Biobank’s latest study

Even on Valentine’s Day the snoring of a sleeping companion, can be a hard habit to excuse. And, while a UK […]

Interview with Rory Collins, Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of UK Biobank

Rory Collins, Principal Investigator and Chief Executive of UK Biobank leads this landmark project. We talk to him about some of the research outcomes from UK Biobank, and why he’s excited to be speaking at the Festival of Genomics this January.