Mosaic Mutations Reveal New Insights About Bipolar Disorder – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Researchers have unearthed new insights into the genetic mechanisms underlying bipolar disorder (BD). The team focused on mosaic variants – new mutations that occur during developmental stages. They found that participants with BD possessed enriched mosaic variants of genes related to developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorders. In addition, significant heteroplasmic mutations in mitochondrial … Read more

Examining the mosaic of mutations that contribute to bipolar disorder

Examining the mosaic of mutations that contribute to bipolar disorder

This article was reviewed based on Science X’s editorial process and policies. The editors have highlighted the following attributes ensuring the credibility of the content: verified peer-reviewed publication correct OK! by the Research Promotion Center of the Juntendo University Japanese researchers have shown that genes associated with developmental disorders and autism spectrum disorders are significantly … Read more

The study predicts the effects of genetic mutations on RNA formation

The study predicts the effects of genetic mutations on RNA formation

A research team from Munich has created an algorithm that predicts the effects of genetic mutations on RNA formation six times more precisely than previous models. As a result, the genetic causes of rare hereditary diseases and cancer can now be pinpointed more accurately. The study was published in the journal ‘Nature Genetics. Variations in … Read more