From COMT genes to brains (2016)

From Genes to Brains – Liz Tunbridge
Oct 19, 2016
Oxford BRC
Presentation by Elizabeth Tunbridge, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Oxford. Liz Tunbridge describes the potential of genetic studies to enhance our understanding of mental health conditions.

Fragile X syndrome: Gene Therapy

Dr. Craig Erickson Speaks About Gene Therapy Translational Studies for Fragile X
FRAXA Research Foundation
September 2019

Understanding Fragile X
Fragile X Association of Australia
2012 (published: 2015)

Genetic sensitivity and harsh parenting

Harsh In Hard Times? A Gene May Influence Mom’s Behavior
August 5, 2013

The Great Recession, genetic sensitivity, and maternal harsh parenting
PNAS vol. 110 no. 34, 13780–13784
Dohoon Leea, … Irwin Garfinkele
Using data from the Fragile Families and Child Wellbeing Study, this study examined the effects of the Great Recession on maternal harsh parenting. We found that changes in macroeconomic conditions, rather than current conditions, affected harsh parenting, that declines in macroeconomic conditions had a stronger impact on harsh parenting than improvements in conditions, and that mothers’ responses to adverse economic conditions were moderated by the DRD2 Taq1A genotype. We found no evidence of a moderating effect for two other, less well-studied SNPs from the DRD4 and DAT1 genes.

The Chimera Quandary

The Chimera Quandary: Is It Ethical To Create Hybrid Embryos?
August 7, 2016


NIH Plans To Lift Ban On Research Funds For Part-Human, Part-Animal Embryos
August 4, 2016