Genome-wide study identifies five novel alcohol use risk loci which can pass on the risk of developing alcohol abuse disorder from parents to children.
A study of more than 50,000 patients with bipolar disorder in 14 countries helped researchers identify 20 new genetic risk factors for bipolar disorder. Eight of the genes also had an association with an increased risk for schizophrenia. ASD and anorexia, it was discovered, also had genetic ties to bipolar depression.
18 genetic variants have been identified which appear to be associated with alcohol use disorder and heavy drinking. Of these genes, five were overlapped, eight were associated with heavy consumption and five were linked to an increased risk of AUD. The study concluded that while heavy drinking is a risk factor for alcoholism, it is not a sufficient cause of the disorder.
Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding the development of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. In a new study, the researchers reveal they have identified specific gene variants which increase the risk of ADHD.
Researchers have identified 40 new genes they believe are related to aggressive behavior in both humans and mice. The findings deepen understanding of the genetic basis of aggressiveness.
A new study reports some people may be more genetically susceptible to noise induced hearing loss than others.
Researchers have identified 11 new genes which offer important new insights into the disease pathways associated with Alzheimer's disease.
A new study confirms both OCD and TS are highly heritable. The research also reveals major differences between the underlying genetic makeup of both disorders.
Researchers have identified key molecular pathways which lead to late-onset Alzheimer's disease. The study presents a new approach to Alzheimer's research and highlights several potential drug targets.