depression

Wait for it, new genetic research on impulsivity

December 11, 2017
Working with 23andMe, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have found genetic correlations for ‘delay discounting,’ that overlap with several neuropsychiatric conditions, such ADHD, depression, smoking dependency and being overweight.
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Depression does not discriminate

November 16, 2017
Elon Musk's discussion about his struggle with depression reveals that no one is immune to mental health issues, and adds impetus to the need for more research into the condition that affects 300 million worldwide.
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23andMe Now Enrolling For A New Genetic Study on Depression and Bipolar Disorder

August 01, 2017
In collaboration with The Milken Institute and Lundbeck, 23andMe is launching a groundbreaking new study leveraging 23andMe’s unique research model to look at the genetics underlying depression and bipolar disorder.In...
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The Neanderthal Within

January 24, 2017
In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist...
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A Real Nail Biter

October 25, 2016
A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may...
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Genetics found to influence risk of chronic pain and depression

August 23, 2016
Your genetics, whether your partner suffers from chronic pain and the environment you share with your partner, all contribute to your own risk for having the condition, according to a...
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New genetic variants found to influence major depression risk

August 01, 2016
Editor’s note: 23andMe is now enrolling for a new genetic study on depression and biopolar disorder. Check out the blog post about the study or see more about the study...
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The role of genetics in well-being

April 18, 2016
Dan Benjamin, an Associate Professor of Economics at USC and on the principal investigators with the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium. In one of the largest-ever genome wide association study...
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New genetic variants found to influence likelihood of being a morning person

February 02, 2016
In a new study published today in Nature Communications, 23andMe researchers identified 15 genetic variants associated with being a morning person, including four genetic variants never before connected to sleep...
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This Year’s Top Ten Stories in Genetics

December 28, 2015
Starting in January with the launch of the ambitious Precision Medicine Initiative in the United States, 2015 finished with a heated debate around the appropriate use of technology that allows...
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