This Week in Nature

In Nature Communications this week, a team led by scientists from the Broad Institute reports the discovery of gene variants linked to obsessive-compulsive disorder. The group analyzed sequencing data for 608 candidate genes and identified four with strong association to the condition. The variants were found to play roles in neural pathways including serotonin and glutamate signaling and synaptic connectivity, and may be therapeutic targets for future treatments.

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The Atlantic reports that biohacker Josiah Zayner regrets injecting himself with the CRISPR gene-editing tool on stage.

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