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Revitalizing Psychiatric Therapeutics

By Steven E Hyman Neuropsychopharmacology Reviews (2014) 39, 220-229. Despite high prevalence and enormous unmet medical need, the pharmaceutical industry has recently de-emphasized neuropsychiatric disorders as ‘too ... Read more »

Whole-Genome Growing Pains

By Ed Young The Scientist March 11, 2014 Small study suggests that whole-genome sequencing faces several hurdles before it can be used routinely in the clinic. Click here ... Read more »

Increased L1 Retrotransposition in the Neuronal Genome in Schizophrenia

By: Miki Bundo, Manabu Toyoshima, Yohei Okada et al. Neuron January 22, 2014 Volume 81 Issue 2 pp306-313 Summary Recent studies indicate that long interspersed nuclear element-1 (L1) ... Read more »

Addressing the Ethical Challenges in Genetic Testing and Sequencing of Children

By: Ellen Wright Clayton, Laurence B. McCullough, Leslie G. Biesecker, Steven Joffe, Lainie Friedman Ross, Susan M. Wolff For the Clinical Sequencing Exploratory Research ... Read more »

New Ethical Issues for Genetic Counseling in Common Mental Disorders

By: Gershon ES, Alliey-Rodriguez N. American Journal of Psychiatry 2013 Sep 1;170(9):968-76. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.12121558. OBJECTIVE: Recent genetic findings of high-impact genetic variants in bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and ... Read more »

Ethics: Taboo genetics

Nature News Feature By: Erika Check Hayden 02 October 2013 Probing the biological basis of certain traits ignites controversy. But some scientists choose to cross the ... Read more »

Personality may be key to genetics of bipolar disorder

By Afsaneh Gray, medwireNews Reporter Published on August 28, 2013 at 12:00 PM See full article here Excerpt: "People with bipolar disorder vary significantly from their ... Read more »
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