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Violence puts wear and tear on kids’ DNA

Violence puts wear and tear on kids’ DNA | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years.
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Schizophrenia Diagnosis Via Epigenetic Changes In Blood

Schizophrenia Diagnosis Via Epigenetic Changes In Blood | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
In a new study, researchers at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have identified epigenetic changes - known as DNA methylation - in the blood of patients with schizophrenia.
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Schizophrenia - Single Genetic Changes In Two Genes Raise Risk

Schizophrenia - Single Genetic Changes In Two Genes Raise Risk | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it

According to a study by Johns Hopkins investigators published in the Nov. 16 issue of Neuron, the risk of developing schizophrenia may be increased by carrying single DNA letter changes from two different genes.

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Violence and neglect changes DNA in children; new study says

Violence and neglect changes DNA in children; new study says | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
We know what violence does to us emotionally and mentally...  But until now we really didn't understand what it does to us physically, especially to our young.
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Rare Deletions Or Duplications Of DNA Tied To Bipolar Disorder

Rare Deletions Or Duplications Of DNA Tied To Bipolar Disorder | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
New research led by University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine, finds that rare copy number variants (CNVs) where sections of DNA are either duplicated or missing, seem to pla...
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Our brains are made of the same stuff, despite DNA differences | PsyPost

Our brains are made of the same stuff, despite DNA differences | PsyPost | Psychology and Brain News | Scoop.it
Despite vast differences in the genetic code across individuals and ethnicities, the human brain shows a 'consistent molecular architecture,' say researchers supported by the National Institutes of Health.
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