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Genetic and Environmental Influences on Obesity-Related Phenotypes in Chinese Twins Reared Apart and Together

By Bin Zhou et al. Behavior Genetics March 2015 Abstract The relative importance of genetic and environmental influences on obesity-related phenotypes remains unclear, and few studies ... Read more »

Evaluating a unique, specialist psychiatric genetic counseling clinic: uptake and impact

By A. Inglis, D. Koehn, B. McGillivray, S.E. Stewart and J. Austin Clinical Genetics March 2015 Abstract People with psychiatric disorders and their family members have expressed interest ... Read more »

Ethical and public policy challenges for pharmacogenomics

By Elliot S. Gershon, Ney Alliey-Rodriguez, and Kay Grennan Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience December 2014 Abstract It is timely to consider the ethical and social questions raised by ... Read more »

Customising informed consent procedures for people with schizophrenia in India

By Sudipto Chatterjee et al. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology March 2015 Abstract Background There is little information on how the ethical and procedural challenges involved in ... Read more »

FAAH genetic variation enhances fronto-amygdala function in mouse and human

By Iva Dincheva et al. Nature Communications March 3, 2015 Abstract Cross-species studies enable rapid translational discovery and produce the broadest impact when both mechanism and phenotype ... Read more »

One Brain Network for All Mental Illness

The Neurocritic February 19, 2015 What do schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, and anxiety have in common? A loss of gray matter ... Read more »

Autism Detection Improved by Multimodal Neuroimaging

The University of Alabama at Birmingham Newswise March 6, 2015 In an ancient Indian parable, a group of blind men touches different parts of a large animal ... Read more »

Enduring and Emerging Challenges of Informed Consent

By Christine Grady The New England Journal of Medicine 2015 The author summarizes emerging standards for informed consent as the underpinning of ethical research in humans. Click ... Read more »

Genetic Studies Yield New Insights into Obesity

By Dr. Francis Collins The National Institutes of Health February 19, 2015 Today, we hear a great deal about which foods to eat and which to avoid ... Read more »

Your genes help determine how much money you save

By Matt Phillips Quartz February 25, 2015 Economists have long theorized about why people save. The most-famous theory, the so-called “life-cycle” theory of savings put forward by ... Read more »
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