Posts Tagged ‘psychencode’

Shared molecular neuropathology across major psychiatric disorders parallels polygenic overlap

February 11, 2018

Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders

Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression.

Neurobiology course

January 20, 2018

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

A Code for Autism | Proto Magazine

December 16, 2017

GTEx paper

October 22, 2017

Paper about what will be on eGTEx project:

Gtex Nature

Evaluation Of Chromatin Accessibility In Prefrontal Cortex Of Schizophrenia Cases And Controls | bioRxiv

July 31, 2017

Eval of Chromatin Accessibility [via #ATACSeq] in DLPFC of SCZ Cases/Ctrls, by @JulienBryois et al. List of cQTLs

George Church ascribes his visionary ideas to narcolepsy

July 18, 2017

.@GeoChurch ascribes his…ideas to narcolepsy Advocates more neurodiversity, ie those w. ASD, OCD, ADD + narcolepsy

“His condition has persuaded Church of the benefits of, even the need for, neurodiversity, meaning brains that work differently from most others. The world needs people with high-functioning autism and obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit disorder and, yes, narcolepsy, he has come to believe.”

Thoughts on the PsychENCODE workshop & Psychiatric Genomics in the Era of Team Science – 2 recent DC meetings on Neurogenomics

July 10, 2017

Single Cell Analysis paper

June 30, 2017

16 Neuronal subtypes & [inter-regional] diversity revealed by [#singlecell]-nucleus RNAseq of…the brain

Neuronal subtypes and diversity revealed by single-nucleus RNA sequencing of the human brain.
Lake BB, Ai R, Kaeser GE, Salathia NS, Yung YC, Liu R, Wildberg A, Gao D, Fung HL, Chen S, Vijayaraghavan R, Wong J, Chen A, Sheng X, Kaper F, Shen R, Ronaghi M, Fan JB, Wang W, Chun J, Zhang K.
Science. 2016 Jun 24;352(6293):1586-90. doi: 10.1126/science.aaf1204.

A survey of human brain transcriptome diversity at the single cell level

June 27, 2017

Brain #transcriptome diversity at the single cell level Has useful gene-exp. profiles of specific neural cell types

has profiles for 185 biomarker genes for 6 cell types

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials

June 19, 2017


“This shift has been having profound impacts on mental-health research in the United States, but the magnitude of the transformation is only now coming to light. An analysis by Nature suggests that the number of clinical trials funded by the NIMH dropped by 45% between 2009 and 2015 (see ‘’). This coincides with the agency’s launch, in 2011, of the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) — a framework for research on the mechanisms of mental illness. The NIMH’s roll-out of RDoC included asking researchers to focus more on the biological bases of behaviour — such as brain circuitry and genetics — than on the broader symptoms that clinicians typically use to define and classify mental illness.

The NIMH’s embrace of fundamental research has infuriated many clinical researchers, who see it as an attempt to invalidate their methods — and say that there is scant evidence to support the idea that using RDoC will lead to greater insight or better treatments for mental illness.”

US mental-health agency’s push for basic research has slashed support for clinical trials