Neurological & Psychological Disorders

News on research and diagnostic developments in neuroscience.

The presence of these variants also suggested a role for microglia in the development of late-onset Alzheimer's disease, the researchers said.

The companies will develop a smartphone-based platform to offer molecular tests enabling the precision treatment of psychiatric disorders.

Researchers found that about 17 percent of sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis patients harbor at least one deleterious rare variant or repeat expansion.

A study focused on rare CNVs unearthed a subset of Tourette cases affected by deletions in the NRXN1 gene or duplications in the CNTN6 gene. 

Assurex Health will use the MassArray system with its GeneSight Psychotropic pharmacogenetic test.

A former Penn State Hershey Medical Center staffer has admitted to lying about skipping mandatory steps of genetic cancer tests he performed, the Associated Press reports.

The genome of a rare, red bat suggests that its effective population size has been in decline for thousands of years, according to a PLOS One study.

In Nature this week: investigation into the genetics of medulloblastoma, and more.

A project in the UK is to use genomic selection to speed spruce tree growth, according to Innovators Magazine.