Exome Sequencing Study Explores Burden of De Novo Gene Mutations in Schizophrenia | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Elevated schizophrenia risk appears to stem from a preponderance of deleterious de novo mutations, including recurrent mutations to a handful of potential risk genes, according to an exome sequencing study appearing online today in Nature Genetics.

Columbia University researchers did exome sequencing on nearly 800 individuals with or without schizophrenia, including more than 200 South African and American trios comprised of affected individuals and their parents.

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Harold Varmus, a former NIH director, says that proposed reductions to the agency's budget are worrisome.

The Genome 10K project is to sequence about 10,000 vertebrate genomes, including ones of endangered species, Digital Trends reports.

The new Coalition to Save NIH Funding aims to educate lawmakers and the public on the significance of biomedical research.

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