The international team of researchers also examined the genetic ties between personality traits and psychiatric disorders.
Using CNV profiles for more than 40,000 individuals with or without schizophrenia, researchers got a refined look at gains and losses linked to the condition.
In Genome Biology this week: single-cell transcriptomic study of embryonic stem cell differentiation, epigenome-wide association study of schizophrenia, and more.
Blood tests looking for biomarker changes could catch mental illnesses earlier, Newsweek reports.
Through their combined genetic and epigenetic study of schizophrenia, the researchers have generated a list of genes affected by risk factors for the disease.
They found that hippocampal long-term potentiation triggered changes in protein signaling, including to a number of proteins linked to these disorders.
Data from 43 genome-wide association studies have led researchers to individual variants and genetic factors that influence multiple phenotypes and conditions.
A University of Pittsburgh research team used a novel computational approach to uncover the protein interactions, which may be potential treatment targets.
Researchers have found nearly 175 genomic loci that are differentially methylated in people with schizophrenia.
In Nature this week: analysis of nuclear DNA from ancient hominin, epigenetic influence on obesity, and more.
In PNAS this week: carbapenem resistance in Enterobacteriaceae, selection against educational attainment-linked variants, and more.
Technology Review points out that a new US presidential science advisor hasn't been selected.
Researchers find that blood tests might be able to help determine severity of a concussion, Wired reports.
President-elect Donald Trump considers other candidates for director of the National Institutes of Health, Nature News reports.