This Week in Science

In this week's Science, a team of US and Danish scientists publishes a study identifying genetic overlap between five major psychiatric disorders: autism, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, depression, and alcoholism. The researchers analyzed gene-expression profiles from hundreds of brain tissue samples from individuals with the conditions, as well as matched controls, and found patterns of shared as well as distinct gene-expression perturbations across the disorders.

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Mice in New York harbor both antibiotic-resistant bacteria and novel viruses, according to a new analysis of their fecal microbiomes.

Human Heredity and Health in Africa Initiative has issued guidelines for genomic research in the region, according to Nature News.

The Associated Press reports that an ethicist predicts that prenatal diagnosis and other advances will lead to more choices being available to prospective parents.

In Genome Biology this week: approach to analyze alternative polyadenylation, algorithm to predict transcriptomic structural variations, and more.