Genetics

Genetics

Women Have More Gene Copy Number Variations Than Men
Although women show more of a certain type of genetic mutation linked to schizophrenia than do men, that pattern does... Read More
Doubt is Cast on the Contribution of Older Fathers’ Gene Mutations to Increased Mental Illness Risk in Their Children
Children born to older fathers have a higher risk of developing mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders... Read More
Studies Find Many Genetic Links to Neuroticism
Researchers have long known that neuroticism—a personality trait characterized by a tendency toward negative emotions as well as anxiety ,... Read More
Pathways That May be Disrupted in People with OCD
A genetic study of children with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and their parents, reported March 29, 2016 in Translational Psychiatry ,... Read More
By flipping a genetic switch, researchers were able to eliminate some autism-like behaviors in adult mice, suggesting that the adult... Read More