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The researchers will study brain samples from individuals with bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorder.

The consortium aims to advance the use of genomics in the clinic, with a particular  focus on diverse and underserved patient populations.

The US National Institute of Mental Health has funded fewer clinical trials since it began to emphasize studies of the biological basis of disease, Nature News reports.

PsychENCODE was established to discover non-coding functional genomic elements in the brain and elucidate their role in psychiatric disorders.

Thomas Insel, director of the US National Institute of Mental Health, will be stepping down in November to join Alphabet.

The agency will fund studies of the molecular profiles of multiple brain regions and cell types to better understand the mechanisms of psychiatric diseases.

The proof-of-principle application suggests networks of microRNA, RNA, and other 'omics data can untangle drug response and more.

The grants will fund projects to create new technologies, validate and refine existing ones, and add single-cell components to existing projects. 

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Mental Health will award up to $1 million next fiscal year to fund studies of the ways the human gut microbiome may impact brain development and may be involved in mental health and disorders, NIMH said today.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institute of Mental Health plans to fund new research that will explore molecular and cellular alterations that are associated with complex brain disorders, and how they impact neuronal function.

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Kite Pharmaceuticals' CAR T-cell therapy for large B-cell lymphomas, the New York Times reports.

Kaiser Health News reports that gene therapies could cost more than a million dollars.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute researchers have received a grant to combine biology and computer science for high school students.

In Nature this week: variants associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder, review of key CRISPR enzymes, and more.