Genetic testing improves diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies
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  February 6, 2019  
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 Genetic testing improves diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babiesGenetic testing improves diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies
 
Genetic testing improves the diagnoses of abnormalities in developing babies that are picked up during ultrasound scans, scientists report today (31 January) in The Lancet.
 
   Large-scale genetic study sheds light on origins of depressionLarge-scale genetic study sheds light on origins of depression
 
Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that could be at risk.
 
   Genetics of Seasonal Affective DisorderGenetics of Seasonal Affective Disorder
 
Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a psychological disorder in which individuals experience depressive symptoms during specific periods of the year. There is a range of proposed biological causes and theories to explain the occurrence of seasonal affective disorder.
 
 Genetics determine whether you are an early riser or a night owl
 
Genetics determine whether you are an early riser or a night owlAn international study has shed light on how the genetics behind the human body clock may be linked to mental health and disease.
 
 
 New genetic technique could allow scientists to study how smell affects behavior
 
New genetic technique could allow scientists to study how smell affects behaviorTake a whiff when it rains after a dry spell, and breathe in the earthy scent that pervades the air. That smell comes from decomposing bacteria, and scientists call the compound geosmin.
 
 
 Study sheds light on the genetic causes of tumors in salivary glands
 
Study sheds light on the genetic causes of tumors in salivary glandsAcinic cell carcinoma is the third most common malignant form of salivary gland cancer. These tumors are similar to normal salivary gland tissue and occur most frequently in the parotid gland.
 
 
 New research describes genetic switches that ignite axon formation
 
New research describes genetic switches that ignite axon formationWhile the neural architecture responsible for the transmission of electrical impulses has been known for more than a century, the basic biology behind how a neuron acquires its one and only axon -- a fundamental component of how neurons communicate -- remains a mystery.