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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to fund new research that will explore molecular and cellular alterations that are associated with complex brain disorders, and how they impact neuronal function.

NIMH said yesterday in a funding announcement it wants to spur more knowledge about how these alterations are involved in "some of the biggest challenges facing neuroscience" — disorders such as schizophrenia, depression, bipolar and anxiety disorders, and autism.

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Nature News reports that researchers in Japan hope to soon test the use of reprogrammed stem cells to treat damaged corneas.

A new approach may help limit the number of fish that are mislabeled at markets or restaurants, according to New Scientist.

At Slate, the R Street Institute's Nila Bala discusses the privacy rights of suspects that genetic genealogy approaches in law enforcement bring up.

In PNAS this week: numerous mobile genetic elements contribute to Vibrio cholerae drug resistance, troponin I mutations in sudden infant deaths, and more.