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New Hope for Tourette’s

April 25, 2016

When many people think of Tourette Syndrome, they think of compulsive swearing. But that's not the whole story.... Read more

Genetic Tug of War in the Brain Influences Behavior

July 30, 2015

Researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine report on a version of genetic parental control in mice that is more targeted, and subtle than canonical imprinting. Published in Cell Reports, so-called noncanonical imprinting is particularly prevalent in the brain, and skews the genetic message in subpopulations of cells so that mom, or dad, has a stronger say. The mechanism can influence offspring behavior, and because it is observed more frequently than classic imprinting, appears to be preferred. ... Read more