By Thomas Insel on December 26, 2012
Director’s Posts about Genetics
By Thomas Insel on August 24, 2012
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By Thomas Insel on December 23, 2011
Dr. Insel shares NIMH’s Top 10 Research Advances for 2011.
By Thomas Insel on November 18, 2011
By Thomas Insel on October 28, 2011
By Thomas Insel on October 04, 2011
Results of the two largest studies of their kind, to date, have identified new common gene variants associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The results implicate specific pathways and hold promise for development of new treatments.
By Thomas Insel on March 22, 2011
By Thomas Insel on March 01, 2011
As we mark the 10th anniversary of the human genome’s sequencing, the heightening pace of progress promises to a bright future for psychiatric genetics.
By Thomas Insel on December 23, 2010
10 breakthroughs and events of 2010 which are changing the way we approach mental disorders.
By Thomas Insel on March 23, 2010
In recent years, NIMH-supported researchers have discovered several genes that are associated with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), schizophrenia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and bipolar disorder. Most of these genes were discovered either through a candidate gene approach comparing cases and controls or by looking for linkage to genetic variation associated with occurrence of the disease in a family. However, the genomic variants discovered to date can explain only a small fraction of the genetic risk. So where are the missing genetic signals for mental disorders?
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