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Leon Rosenberg in a grey sports coat
Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.
Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89
Physician and Geneticist Leon Rosenberg Dies at 89

He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.

He advanced the field of medical genetics, spoke out about reducing the stigma associated with mental illness, and captured attention for asserting that scientific evidence failed to demonstrate that life begins at conception.

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GWAS, psychotic disorder, mood disorder, Q&A, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, depression, sex differences
Genetic Variants Tied to Sex Differences in Psychiatric Disorders
Amanda Heidt | Mar 31, 2021 | 5 min read
The largest study of its kind identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms with disparate effects on men’s and women’s susceptibility to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Catherine Offord | Dec 14, 2018 | 2 min read
The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.
Fresh Concerns Raised About UIC Researcher’s Pediatric Drug Study
Catherine Offord | Jul 3, 2018 | 2 min read
New documents reveal that Mani Pavuluri had enrolled her sons as controls in a prematurely halted drug trial, a ProPublica investigation finds.
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 8, 2018 | 3 min read
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 
Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism
Tanya Lewis | Jul 8, 2016 | 1 min read
A study in roundworms hints at how the drug may exert therapeutic effects.
More Genetic Similarities Between Autism and Schizophrenia Found
Tanya Lewis | Jun 7, 2016 | 2 min read
Another study finds similar gene expression in the brains of people with these disorders.
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2013 | 3 min read
Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.
The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013 | 10+ min read
Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
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