In a set of new studies, members of an international team mapped gene variation, expression, and regulatory interactions in developing and adult human brains.
Given that genetic susceptibility to schizophrenia is highly polygenic, the researchers found that the risk scores had some utility as prognostic biomarkers.
Screening of disease-linked cell types might bolster drug discovery efforts in schizophrenia, according to a proof-of-concept study.
An analysis on thousands of Japanese individuals with autism spectrum disorder or schizophrenia uncovered shared pathways and an abundance of rare exonic copy number variants.
Researchers associated with the International Cannabis Consortium and 23andMe found a causal relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis use.
This could mean that clinical boundaries between psychiatric disorders might not reflect their underlying biology, Brainstorm Consortium researchers said.
An association study involving more than 100,000 individuals led to overlapping and distinct variants involved in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and subtypes of each.
Researchers searched exome sequences of more than 100,000 individuals for associations to more than a dozen quantitative human traits and 10 diseases.
In Nature this week: informatics approach for recovering microbial genomes from metagenomes, and more.
The genetic risk of schizophrenia is influenced by early-life complications and the placenta differentially expresses these complication-linked genes, a new study says.
Customers might want to consider what they might learn about their risk of diseases like Alzheimer's before snagging the genetic testing kits that are on many gift guides this year, NJ.com writes.
The Wall Street Journal reports there is uncertainty surrounding whether He Jiankui's embryo editing did what he said it did.
Stat News reports that the pause on procuring fetal tissue for intramural US National Institutes of Health research will soon affect additional labs there.
In Nature this week: genomic analysis of the invasive fall webworm, amp of constrained coding regions within the human genome, and more.