New in Neuroscience: How do different mutations in the same gene contribute to different neurological disorders?

New in Neuroscience: How do different mutations in the same gene contribute to different neurological disorders?

Each year, approximately 61.5 million Americans are afflicted by a mental illness. Although we have not yet determined the underlying cause of these disorders, scientists believe that genetic mutations play a major role. Human genetic testing has identified multiple “risk genes” that are associated with major psychiatric disorders, but little is known about how mutations in the same risk gene can contribute to different disorders.

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Brains & Bourbon Ep10 Communication & Stimulation

This week on Brains and Bourbon, science journalist Greg Miller talks about the psychological cost of drone warfare, DIY brain stimulation, science journalism, and a lot more!

Greg Miller spent 11 years as a reporter for Science magazine and is now a senior writer at WIRED magazine.

You can find Greg's article on the psychological impact of drone warfare here: Drone Wars 

You can also find Greg's series on treating mental illness in developing countries here: The Unseen: Mental Illness's Global Toll

And you can read his article about DIY brain stimulation here: Inside the Strange New World of DIY Brain Stimulation.