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Rare genetic changes linked to schizophrenia

Rare genetic changes that may be responsible for the development of schizophrenia have been identified by scientists at the Centre for Addiction ...

Gene mutation in dogs could offer clues about neural tube defects in humans

A new study shows that gene mutations in dogs could offer some clues regarding neural tube defects in humans. According ...

Scientist find genetic changes that may contribute to schizophrenia onset

Scientists from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have discovered rare genetic changes that may be responsible for ...
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Should we control sex to protect humanity’s future?

The more we know about the nature of reproduction, the more we can control it -- and our own future ...

A new anti-GE strategy: Go negative on rational thinking

If want to see a reasoned, rational debate on GMOs in Madagascar; the first place to start is with human ...

Unique epigenomic code identified during human brain development

Changes in the epigenome, including chemical modifications of DNA, can act as an extra layer of information in the genome, ...

Exposure to stress, even before conception, causes genetic changes in offspring

A female's exposure to distress even before she conceives causes changes in the expression of a gene linked to the ...

Brain methylation map published

Researchers have made an extensive map of several types of methylation in the brains of mice and humans. The work, ...
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Scientists watch DNA development in a growing brain

Researchers have used chemical tracking and genome sequencing to create a time-lapse map of human brains as they develop ...
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A geneticist attempts to replicate the famed “stunning corn” study

Anti-GM crusaders don't really want independent replication, that would expose their lack of evidence ...
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Neuroscience: Big promises, big problems

Neuroimaging is widely regarded as the key to understanding everything we do -- but is this wrong? ...

Researchers identify genes linked to migraine headaches

The following is an edited excerpt. Scientists at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute say they have identified five regions of ...

Genes involved in birth defects may also lead to mental illness

The following is an excerpt. Gene mutations that lead to major birth defects may also cause subtle disruptions in the ...

Brain tumors may control gene expression through new forms of RNA

The following is an edited excerpt. A new study, published in RNA Biology, reveals how brain tumours communicate with other cells ...

Sequence of gene expression creates neural diversity in fruit flies

A team of New York University biologists has found that a series of genes sequentially expressed in brain stem cells ...
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The most detailed map of the human brain ever

A new 3D brain map called BigBrain is the most detailed ever constructed, with a resolution so high it can ...

The present and future of neurogenomics

The following is an edited excerpt. On April 2nd, 2013, President Obama proposed a forward-thinking, $100 million research program designed ...
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The perils of neurocentrism

The issue with fMRI and other neuroscience techniques is "neurocentrism" -- "the view that human experience and behavior can be ...

Persistant RNA linked to mental disorders

The following is an excerpt. How do the faulty brain circuits involved in mental disorders such as autism or retardation ...

Scientists restore long-term memory to mice

The following is an excerpt. University of California-Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a protein complex in neurons that is essential to ...

The epigenetics of monogomy in prarie voles

The following is an edited excerpt. The mechanism behind prairie voles’ lifelong social monogamy is partly epigenetic, according to a ...

Honey bee navigation gene identified

The following is an excerpt. In a new study, researchers report that a regulatory gene known to be involved in ...

Scientists discover molecular trigger for itching

The following is an edited excerpt. Once thought to be a low-level form of pain, itch is instead a distinct ...

Ethical path to artificial stem cell technology

Australian research has created a molecular roadmap that shows how any cell in the human body can be turned into ...

Body clock genes linked to depression

Genes believed to regulate sleep rhythm are expressed abnormally in people with major depressive disorders, scientists say ...

Anti-biotech activist Jeffrey Smith peddles pseudo-science

The following is an edited excerpt. When the definitive history of the GMO debate is written, Jeffrey Smith is going ...

How do identical twins develop different personalities?

The following is an excerpt. Find a link to the full story below. Despite having the same genetic makeup, identical ...
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What role will genetics play in a biology-based approach to psychiatry?

Calls for a biology-based psychiatry are growing louder, but how will genetics fit into this puzzle? ...