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.
Researchers compared schizophrenia genetic risk loci in individuals from East Asian and European populations, uncovering many shared features.
A study presented at ASHG Tuesday showed that newly identified schizophrenia risk genes appear to have some overlap with genes involved in autism spectrum disorder.
In Nature this week: immunomagnetic method for sorting cells, cumulative effects of rare and common risk variants in schizophrenia, and more.
Researchers also uncovered associations between any psychotic experience and the genetic liability for schizophrenia, major depressive disorder, and bipolar disorder.
In Science this week: a survey indicates that US adults are more likely to support the agricultural use of gene drives if they target non-native species and if they are limited, and more.
Researchers compared gene expression patterns in the brains of people with and without schizophrenia to uncover differences in when genes were expressed.
In Genome Biology this week: methylation and gene expression profiles in schizophrenia, genomic variation and selection in the mustard plant, and more.
An epigenome-wide association study of major psychosis uncovered hypomethylation at an enhancer that targets a gene involved in dopamine synthesis.
To understand the evolution of brain conditions and other traits, investigators plan to sequence human and pathogen DNA in thousands of samples from Europe.
Gene editing could be an issue competitive sports need to address soon, four researchers from Arizona State University write at Slate.
A genetic alteration appears to increase heart failure risk among people of African descent, according to the Washington Post.
In his look back at the past decade, BuzzFeed News' Peter Aldhous writes that direct-to-consumer genetic testing has led to "Facebook for genes."
In Nature this week: genetic "clock" that can predict the lifespans of vertebrates, new assembler called wtdbg2, and more.