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Global study identifies genetic risk factors linked to bipolar disorder

A global team of researchers have identified 30 areas of the human genome where variations in genetic code can increase the risk of developing bipolar disorder. The study, conducted by the Bipolar Disorder Workgroup of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, compared genetic variations in over 29,000 people with bipolar disorder, including more than 4,000 from the Bipolar… Read More »

Vic salmonella egg scare linked to NSW

An outbreak of a rare salmonella strain in NSW may be the source of the infection at a Victorian poultry farm that prompted an egg recall across several states. Some brands of free-range and barn-laid eggs with particular use-by dates have been recalled across NSW, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia after a food poisoning outbreak.… Read More »

Researchers home in on genes linked to age-related macular degeneration

National Eye Institute scientists led a collaborative study and zeroed in on genes associated with age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss and blindness among people age 65 and older. These findings provide a more expanded and in-depth picture of the genetic contributions to AMD, and they present new pathways for treatment… Read More »