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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Neural cells derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells can give insight into what drugs might treat schizophrenia, according to a new study.

Current drugs to treat people with schizophrenia are only effective in a portion of patients, as about two-thirds either don't respond to treatment or only partially respond. However, a lack of models has limited the ability to develop new therapies, the authors of the new study said.

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The Economist reports that it is increasingly easier to analyze the metabolites people give off, potentially revealing personal information about them.

A controversial paper on the gender gap in science has been corrected, according to BuzzFeed News.

The Los Angeles Times reports that only a third of California students meet the state's new science standards.

In Science this week: evidence of interbreeding between the ancestors of West Africans and an unknown archaic human, and more.

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