Genetics

Genetics

Genetic Analysis Points to Anorexia Nervosa’s Psychiatric and Metabolic Roots

People with anorexia nervosa, an eating disorder, severely restrict the amount of food they eat. They may see themselves as overweight even after they have become dangerously underweight, but what causes this behavior?

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Areas Regulating Genes Contribute to Autism’s Cause

The genetic factors contributing to autism are notoriously hard to understand. One reason is that only a fraction of the total set of DNA mutations thought likely to play a role in the illness have so far been identified.

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Large Gene Expression Study Sheds Light on Causal Factors in Five Brain Disorders

Researchers studying gene expression in cerebral cortex tissue sampled from postmortem brains have identified patterns of shared and distinct gene expression patterns in autism,

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In Alcoholic Men, Gene Activity in Two Key Brain Regions Resembles that Seen in Infant Brains

According to new research reported March 15 in the journal Scientific Reports, certain patterns of gene activity in the brains of men with alcoholism more closely resemble the activity patterns in the developing brai

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Creative image of brain neurons

Bipolar disorder’s effects on mood may stem from a suite of genetic risks which together cause brain circuit changes that increase vulnerability to the disorder, new research suggests.

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