Neurological & Psychological Disorders

News on research and diagnostic developments in neuroscience.

Researchers found that children with autism are more likely to inherit cis-regulatory structural variants from their fathers than their unaffected siblings.

The researchers used UK Biobank data to identify loci linked to depression and identify gene sets involved in excitatory neurotransmission and mechanosensory behavior.

With exomes for more than 500 individuals with neural tube defects, researchers are narrowing in on new variants that may raise the risk of the serious congenital conditions.

Researchers used mutations found among individuals with autism to tease out affected pathways, such as ones linked to synaptic function, morphology, and plasticity.

The company hopes to develop saliva-based RNA assays for concussion, Parkinson's disease and autism using biomarkers discovered by its two academic partners.

What happens to scientific papers when certain journals are no longer published? Some scientists are trying to make sure they don't disappear forever.

A study in Microbiome finds that heavy drinkers have an unhealthy mix of bacteria in their mouths.

Doctors and patients are still trying to figure out what role at-home genetic testing should play in healthcare, Newsweek says.

In Genome Research this week, mismatch repair deficiency in C. elegans, retracing transcriptions start site evolution in the human genome, and more.