NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $3 million grant to researchers at the Geisinger Clinic to investigate the genetic foundations of developmental brain disorders such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.

With the NIH funding, the investigators will combine online familial-based phenotype analyses with whole-exome sequencing data to identify the factors that contribute to the variable phenotypes observed in developmental brain condition patients with the same copy number variant (CNV) profiles.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

Already have a GenomeWeb or 360Dx account?
Login Now.

CNN reports that researchers have tied a new variant to opioid addiction risk.

Organoids derived from patients' tumors may help determine what chemotherapy treatment patients would benefit from, according to New Scientist.

An initiative from GenomeAsia 100K hopes to increase the number of South Asians in genetic research, according to NBC News.

In Science this week: genomic analysis of ancient and modern horses indicates population turnover, and more.