Genes that Affect Your Psyche

Everyone in genetics keeps hunting for the needles in the haystacks. Using data from almost 500 thousand healthy subject and over 230 thousand individuals with one of eight common psychiatric disorders, researchers found 109 genes linked to these mental health conditions. That was a lot of genes to wade through, but today’s computers allow us to do what in past decades was impossible.

We Are Still Learning About Genetics


         The study itself, while huge in science, has little immediate clinical utility.  The implications of the study prove how dumb we are.  Researchers at RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Science and Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare (IFOM), along with collaborators from Kyoto University, the Karolinska Institut, and DNAFORM reported their use of NET-CAGE technology in finding 20,000 new genetic enhancer regions of DNA.