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Neurogenomics – News and Features

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Filtering and Predictive Issues in the Brain Are Linked to Psychosis

Inside the brains of people with psychosis, two key systems are malfunctioning: a “filter” that directs attention toward important events and thoughts, and a “predictor” composed of pathways that anticipate rewards.
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A New Genetic Variant That Protects Against Alzheimer’s

Columbia researchers have discovered a genetic variant that reduces the odds of developing Alzheimer’s disease by up to 70% and may be protecting thousands of people in the United States from the disease.
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Potential Therapy Identified for Gene Mutation Associated With Increased Viral Infection Susceptibility

A gene mutation associated with a rare neurological disorder and increased susceptibility to viral infections may be treatable with oleic acid.
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Chromosome Locations in Individual Cells Revealed by Machine Learning

Researchers have made a significant advancement toward understanding how the human genome is organized inside a single cell.
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Mutated Histone-Modifying Gene Leads to Autism in Mice

Now, researchers from Japan have developed an animal model and elucidated the mechanism by which mutation in genes involved in chromatin modification causes autism. They have also discovered a drug that can be used in the treatment of autism.
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The Most Comprehensive Atlas to Date of mRNA Variants in the Brain to Date

Investigators at Weill Cornell Medicine have assembled the most comprehensive atlas to date of messenger RNA (mRNA) variants in the mouse and human brain.
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Genetic Variants in Two Genes Finds Six-Fold Impact on Obesity Risk

Cambridge researchers have identified genetic variants in two genes that have some of the largest impacts on obesity risk discovered to date.
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Study Investigates Hereditary Causes of Childhood Cancer

Every year, around 350 children are diagnosed with cancer in Sweden. In recent years, it has proved important to identify inherited genetic causes of childhood cancer, known as childhood cancer predisposition.
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AI Reveals How Our Personality Influences the Expression of Our Genes

A new study is the first to measure the transcription of the entire genome in relation to human personality, showing how our personalities influence gene expression.
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Long-Term Memory Formation Requires Nerve Cell Damage

A new study published in Nature puts a different spin on inflammation’s role in the brain, one that could have implications for drugs that target inflammatory pathways.
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