In the largest genetic study of psychiatric illness to date, scientists have discovered genetic links between 5 major psychiatric disorders. Medscape Medical News

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Director’s Blog In 2007, Caryn James wrote in The New York Times that “autism has become to disorders what Africa is to social issues.” 1 This statement was intended to emphasize the emerging public recognition of autism during the preceding decade. But it was also a prescient comparison, for in the years since 2007, autism and Africa have become highly contentious topics with emerging movements that have polarized those involved and confused the broader public.

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Retinal blood vessel changes may serve as biomarkers for amyloid plaque in the brain, which in turn may signal early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, new research shows. Medscape Medical News

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