Archive Tag: 100k Studies

Discover Magazine’s November 2019 issue highlighted the Depression Grand Challenge’s (DGC) efforts to understand the genetic and environmental causes of depression with the ultimate goal of developing new and better treatments. The author provided details about the series of studies designed to uncover the genetic and environmental causes of depression.

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Nelson Freimer (psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences professor and director of the Depression Grand Challenge) was interviewed in a UCLA Newsroom article about findings from a study published in Nature he co-led with researchers from UCLA, in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis; the University of Michigan and 18 other institutions. Researchers studied the DNA of ~20,000 people from parts of Finland with low genetic variation and were able to show the potential for using genome sequencing (genes within the genome) rather than the entire genome to find variations that influence disease.

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