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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – A multi-omic analysis has found that a key enhancer may be epigenetically activated to contribute to the symptoms of major psychosis.

An international team of researchers isolated neurons from the prefrontal cortices of individuals with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder for analysis. Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder — both mental disorders characterized by periods of psychosis — affect about 100 million people across the globe.

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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.

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