Genetics

New clues into the genetic origins of schizophrenia

The first genetic analysis of schizophrenia in an ancestral African population, the South African Xhosa, appears in the Jan. 31 issue of the journal Science. An international group of scientists conducted the research, including ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

What the latest coronavirus tells us about emerging new infections

Viruses are quick studies. They're prolific at adapting to new environments and infecting new hosts. As a result they are able to jump the species divide from animals to humans—as the new coronavirus in China is showing.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

5 things everyone should know about coronavirus

An unusual outbreak of pneumonia in China in December presented a medical mystery that may have been solved with the identification of a never-before-seen coronavirus, now known as the 2019 novel coronavirus—but many more ...

Genetics

Important gene variants found in certain African populations

In the nearly 20 years since the Human Genome Project was completed, experts in genetic variants increasingly have raised concerns about the overemphasis on studying people of European descent when performing large population ...

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