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A new NINDS and NIMH grant program will provide up to $5 million in grants to develop scalable assays for analysis of molecular and cellular events in neurons related to brain functioning.

The six-center Consortium on the Genetics of Schizophrenia is seeking genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia families.

The institute will give $5 million in 2011 for research into how epigenetics affects development of mental disorders.

The grants will start two new centers at UNC and MCW, and extend those at Johns Hopkins and USC.

The funding will support depression treatment biomarker studies and a bio-sample resource.

The Recovery Act funds will fund genomics and biomarker studies for Autism disorders.



According to New Scientist, GEDmatch changed its terms and conditions over the weekend to opt its users out of law enforcement searches.

A twin study uncovers evidence that genes may influence whether someone gets a dog, Martha Stewart reports.

The Atlantic looks into time spent pursuing gene leads generated through candidate gene studies.

In PNAS this week: Cdx2 cells can help regenerate heart tissue in mice following a heart attack, PIWI-interacting small RNA levels in human cancer, and more.