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.
The company hopes to replicate its early data in future studies, making a case that better early diagnosis can improve outcomes for patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Researchers described diet-related patterns of gut microbial diversity, microbiome ties to psychiatric disease, and more.
With genome-wide association study data, researchers saw enrichment for schizophrenia-linked SNPs in human-specific differentially methylated regions.
The New York Times and ProPublica look into the close relationship between a startup and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Yahoo News reports millions of dollars are being transferred from NIH, CDC, and other programs to pay for the housing of detained undocumented immigrant children.
In Science this week: in vitro generation of human reproductive cells, and more.
Researchers gave a handful of octopuses MDMA to find that they too act more social on the drug, Gizmodo reports.