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In PLOS this week: phenome-wide association study of psychiatric disorder polygenic risk scores, CNV patterns in rhesus macaques, and more.
A genome-wide association study meta-analysis of eight psychiatric conditions led to new and known risk loci, and revealed three distinct groups of conditions.
In Nature this week: resources for single-cell analysis, little overlap in the microRNAs used by Salmonella and Shigella to infect host cells, and more.
Researchers also uncovered associations between any psychotic experience and the genetic liability for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder.
In Nature this week: study of human-Neanderthal interbreeding, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder risk loci reported, and more.
Genome-wide association and meta-analyses have uncovered a dozen ADHD-related loci, providing insights into its biology and overlap with other conditions.
This could mean that clinical boundaries between psychiatric disorders might not reflect their underlying biology, Brainstorm Consortium researchers said.
Researchers searched exome sequences of more than 100,000 individuals for associations to more than a dozen quantitative human traits and 10 diseases.
The company presented data demonstrating that ADHD patients with mutations in nine genes had a clinically meaningful and statistically significant response to AEVI-001.
The study, which is still ongoing, also provided support for a separate Phase 2/3 trial of a targeted treatment for the neurodevelopmental disorder.
Researchers have developed a robotic lab assistant, the Verge reports.
CBC News reports Canada's Supreme Court is to rule on the constitutionality of the country's genetic non-discrimination law today.
The Associated Press reports the World Health Organization is sending experts to China to investigate the animal source of SARS-CoV-2.
In Science this week: atlas of affected cell populations in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, and more.