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The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture – our genetic make-up or our environment – may differ depending on where we live.
New research from the Twins Early Development Study at King's College London Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), published in PLoS ONE on February 2nd, shows that measures used to judge the effectiveness of schools are partly influenced by genetic factors in students.
British scientists have shown how our brain "wiring" develops in the womb and say their findings will help in the understanding of a range of brain and psychiatric disorders.
The coming weeks mark the return to school for many of our youngest citizens.
Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP), Kingâ€™s College London, have identified numerous novel regions of the genome where the chemical modifications involved in controlling gene expression are influenced by either genetic variation or the parental origin of that particular stretch of DNA.
New research suggests that those smoking potent "skunk" marijuana have a greater chance of developing psychotic illnesses like schizophrenia than people smoking other types of cannabis.
Over 90% of people with mental, neurological, and substance use (MNS) disorders in low and middle income countries go untreated, an inequity known as the mental health "treatment gap."
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