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PGENeS has moved to Florida!

As of August 1, 2015, the Program for Genetics and Epidemiology of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms (PGENeS) has moved to the University of Florida at Gainesville.  The research programs continue unabated.  If you are interested in participating in a study, please click on the Research link to see what we are doing, and then […]

News | OCD

OCD study in Costa Rica highlighted in La Nacion newspaper

The Central Valley of Costa Rica has long been a fruitful place for genetic research.  This month, our ongoing work on the genetics of OCD in large multigenerational families gets a mention in Costa Rica’s premier newspaper, La Nacion.

About the Lab | News | OCD | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

Lab members in the news:

PGENeS PI Carol Mathews was interviewed by Amy Standen of KQED as a part of a segment on nail biting and related pathological grooming behaviors.  Pathological grooming behaviors, which also include hair pulling (trichotillomania) and skin picking (dermatotillomania) are related to both OCD and TS, and often run in families. Slightly different […]

OCD | Progress Report | Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorders

Genome-wide association studies of TS and OCD published!

The first genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of Tourette Syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were published this week in the advance online publications of the journal Molecular Psychiatry.  These studies, which were conducted in parallel, examined the genomes of  thousands of individuals with OCD or TS compared to controls.  Although no statistically […]

News | OCD

OCD linkage study published in Biological Psychiatry

A study published in the journal Biological Psychiatry by our group this month implicates chromosome 1p36 in childhood-onset OCD.  The study used linkage analyses in 33 families with OCD from the US.  Several chromosomal regions were implicated, and the 1p36 finding (lod score of 3.77) is the strongest published to date for OCD.  Several […]