mental disorder

Researchers prioritized schizophrenia risk SNPs from genome-wide association studies and used functional genomics to find transcription factor-disrupting risk SNPs.

Two independent teams described potential roles for gut microbes, and the compounds they produce, in schizophrenia, depression, and mental quality of life.

Using UK Biobank and 23andMe data, researchers found 352 loci influencing sleep time preferences, including sites near brain- and retina-expressed genes.

The company, which raised the money from Silicon Valley Bank as well as existing shareholders, said it will use the proceeds to expand its business.

The proof-of-principle application suggests networks of microRNA, RNA, and other 'omics data can untangle drug response and more.

The effort will compare the outcomes and healthcare costs of patients whose treatments were informed by genetic testing results against those managed without this information.

The funds will go toward efforts to drive clinical adoption and further develop Assurex's GeneSight products.

 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The GPCR Consortium was launched today with the goal of generating high-resolution pictures of G-protein coupled receptors.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to provide up to $4 million per year to fund efforts that use whole-genome sequencing to uncover the genomic basis for severe mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, among others.

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A University of California, Los Angeles-led team has found turning off the CCR5 gene could improve recovery after a stroke, according to Scientific American.

South Dakota lawmakers are to weigh a bill aimed at teaching the strengths and weaknesses of scientific concepts, the Associated Press and KEVN-Black Hills Fox report.

In Science this week: the synthetic genetic system hachimoji, and more.

Thermo Fisher Scientific says it will no longer sell machines in China's Xinjiang region, according to the Wall Street Journal.