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The Documentation of Consent and Disclosure of Neurogenetic Testing Outside Clinical Genetics

By C. Lo, J. Martindale, M. Hadjivassiliou, P. Martin, A. DAlton, O. Bandmann Neurogenetics (2014) Neurogenetic tests are increasingly requested by clinical neurologists without any formal training in ... Read more »

Genome-Wide Significant Localization for Working and Spatial Memory: Identifying Genes for Psychosis Using Models of Cognition

Emma E.M. Knowles, Melanie A. Carless, Marcio A.A. de Almeida, Joanne E. Curran, D. Reese McKay, Emma Sprooten, Thomas D. Dyer, Harald H. Go¨ring, Rene ... Read more »

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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