Autism spectrum disorders

Study identifies 69 genes that increase the risk for autism

A UCLA-led research team has identified dozens of genes, including 16 new genes, that increase the risk of autism spectrum disorder. The findings, published in the journal Cell, were based on a study of families with at least ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genetic variation contributes to individual differences in pleasure

Differences in how our brains respond when we're anticipating a financial reward are due, in part, to genetic differences, according to research with identical and fraternal twins published in Psychological Science, a journal ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New proof of link between obesity and disease

The University of South Australia's Australian Centre for Precision Health researchers examined links between body mass index (BMI) and more than 925 diseases in 337536 UK volunteers, confirming the link between obesity and ...

Neuroscience

How procrastinators and doers differ genetically

Some people tend to postpone actions. In women, this trait is associated with a genetic predisposition toward a higher level of dopamine in the brain. This is what researchers from Ruhr-Universit├Ąt Bochum and the Technical ...

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