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Autism Genetics & Brain Cortex Surface Area (2024 Study)

Recent research has shed light on the complex relationship between Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and alterations in the cortical surface area (SA) of the brain. By analyzing large-scale genetic data, scientists have begun to unravel the intricate genetic correlations and causal connections between these two factors. Highlights: Genetic Correlation Identified: The study found a nominal …

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Genetics of Major Depression vs. Symptom Scales (PHQ-9 & CIDI-SF) (2023 Study)

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) presents a significant challenge in mental health, with its complex genetic and symptomatic landscape. Recent research focusing on the UK Biobank data has compared the genetic underpinnings of MDD symptoms assessed by the PHQ-9 and CIDI-SF tools. This comparison has highlighted significant differences in their genetic correlations and implications for understanding …

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