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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 […]
NPR’s popular program from the 1990’s that followed teenagers through their daily lives has recently been updated, and one of the most compelling program features Josh Cutler, a schoolteacher in New York with Tourette Syndrome.
Listen to his story here.
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 […]
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 […]
It’s been a busy week for PGENeS in the news. Both the Trichotillomania Learning Center conference and the American Society on Aging annual conference were in San Francisco this spring.
Carol Mathews was quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle with regard to trichotillomania, and Monika Eckfiels and Scott Mackin were highlighted on […]