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Unlikely Allies in Research: Ways to Use Research in Public Health to Tell Our Clients’ Stories – June 18 at 2 PM

Join the National Association for Public Defense for its next Social Work Meet Up where Dr. Sharon Jones-Eversley will be our guest lecturer and will discuss "Unlikely Allies in Research: Ways to Use Research in Public Health to Tell Our Clients'…
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Study of Veterans Details Genetic Basis for Anxiety, Links Anxiety and Depression

Some of the variants associated with anxiety had previously been implicated as risk factors for bipolar disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. The new study further contributes the first convincing molecular explanation…
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Nikolas Cruz’s Birth Mom Had a Violent, Criminal Past. Could It Help Keep Him Off Death Row? – The Miami Herald

Nikolas Cruz had two mothers: his birth mom, who gave him life, an almond-shaped head and auburn hair — and his adoptive mom, who gave him all the advantages of an upscale, suburban upbringing. His birth mother, Brenda Woodard, was sometimes…
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Inherited Variations in Noncoding Sections of DNA Associated with Autism – National Institute of Mental Health

A new study has identified an association between paternally-inherited rare structural variants in noncoding segments of genes and the development of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study, funded in part by the National Institute of Mental…
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Suspect Molecules Overlap in Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder – National Institute of Mental Health

A new study finds that disorders with significant overlap in genetic risk factors also had significant overlap in gene expression and shared dysfunction in similar molecular pathways. Read more.
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Increased Stress on Fathers Leads to Brain Development Changes in Offspring – Science News

New research in mice has found that a father's stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father's sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding…

‘My Genes Made Me Do It:’ Behavioral Genetic Evidence in Criminal Court – Phys.org

A new study found that genetic evidence utilized in courtrooms is not likely to be effective in persuading judges and juries that a defendant should be held less culpable for his or her criminal actions. Read more.