Researchers discover shared genetic basis for psychiatric disorders
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 Researchers Discover Shared Genetic Basis for Psychiatric DisordersResearchers Discover Shared Genetic Basis for Psychiatric Disorders
 
A new study conducted by Spanish researchers has shown that psychiatric disorders, but not non-psychiatric neurological disorders have a shared genetic basis.
 
   Jumping genes or transposons and their role in the genetic codeJumping genes or transposons and their role in the genetic code
 
Researchers have found that there a numerous transposons or “jumping genes” within the genetic code that is responsible for development of the embryo and its growth. These were earlier thought to be junk or useless parts of the genome.
 
   Special collection of papers highlights research on craniofacial geneticsSpecial collection of papers highlights research on craniofacial genetics
 
Our faces can reveal a lot about us, and now scientists are revealing a lot about faces. PLOS Genetics announces a special collection of papers to highlight recent advances in our understanding of how faces form, curated by Seth Weinberg of the University of Pittsburgh, and colleagues.
 
 Researchers discover protein responsible for X chromosome inactivation
 
Researchers discover protein responsible for X chromosome inactivationResearchers have discovered that the structural protein SMCHD1 is required to prevent genes from both X chromosomes being expressed in female mammals.
 
 
 Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementia
 
Scientists to focus on big data and genetics to identify risk factors for dementiaPhysical activity plays an important part in dementia prevention. In order to identify risk factors for this neurological disease more effectively, scientists will increasingly focus on big data and genetic research, experts reported at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Lisbon.
 
 
 Genetic subset of prostate cancer may benefit from combination checkpoint immunotherapy
 
Genetic subset of prostate cancer may benefit from combination checkpoint immunotherapyResearchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center and the Bloomberg~Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy released a study investigating the use of combination checkpoint immunotherapy in the treatment of a lethal form of advanced prostate cancer.
 
 
 Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseases
 
Massive analysis of genomes reveals insights into genetic overlap among psychiatric diseasesA massive undertaking by the Brainstorm Consortium to analyze the genomes of nearly 900,000 people has revealed important insights into the genetic overlap among some psychiatric diseases, as well as among personality traits.