Scientists create genomic resource to explore biological underpinnings of brain disorders

Scientists have developed a model of unprecedented sophistication that relates variations in DNA and gene activity to the risk of brain disorders.
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In the developing brain, scientists find roots of neuropsychiatric diseases

The most comprehensive genomic analysis of the human brain ever undertaken has revealed new insights into the changes it undergoes through development, how it varies among individuals, and the roots of neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia.
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Geneticists make new discovery about how a baby’s sex is determined

Medical researchers have made a new discovery about how a baby’s sex is determined: it’s not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a ‘regulator’ that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female.
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New generation of therapeutics based on understanding of aging biology show promise for Alzheimer’s disease

A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
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Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development

Scientists have developed a new tool described as a ‘flight data recorder’ for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another. This cellular tracking device could one day help scientists guide cells along the right paths to regenerate certain tissues or organs, or help researchers understand the wrong turns some cells might take on their way to becoming cancerous.
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Not one disease: Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients in six subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments.
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New understanding of mysterious ‘hereditary swelling’

For the first time ever, biomedical researchers have unveiled cellular defects that lead to the rare disease hereditary angioedema (HAE), where patients experience recurrent episodes of swelling that requires immediate treatment. This new understanding is an important step towards gene therapy for patients.
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