A recent study, “Large-scale GWAS reveals insights into the genetic architecture of same-sex sexual behavior,” published in Science Magazine found that there is no single gene that leads to non-heterosexual behavior. The study was conducted by Dr. Andrea Ganna and colleagues.
KUSI News interviewed Dr. Abraham Palmer on what the study findings may mean. Dr. Palmer, who was not involved in the study, noted that researchers were able to identify “a few specific genes that influence non-heterosexual behavior in both men and women.” However, the study did not establish a way
Dr. Abraham Palmer was featured in Triton magazine in the article, “The genetics of risk.” He discusses his recent article published in Nature Genetics.
Triton magazine is published by UC San Diego Alumni. It appears in print three times a year: fall, winter and spring.
Dr. Palmer has been interviewed by “Good Morning San Diego” about a new GWAS for risk tolerance.
“Being willing to take risks is essential to success in the modern world,” said study co-author Abraham Palmer, PhD, professor of psychiatry and vice chair for basic research at UC San Diego School of Medicine. “But we also know that taking too many risks, or not giving enough weight to the consequences of risky decisions, confers vulnerability to smoking, alcoholism and other forms of drug addiction.” The full interview can be found here.
Drs. Abraham Palmer and Sandra Sanchez-Roige were recently interviewed on “Spit,” an iHeartRadio podcast with 23andMe. They spoke, along with Nikki Sixx and Dr. Adi Jaffe, about their research on genetics and addiction.
Marijuana.com featured an interview with Dr. Palmer about the role of genetics in marijuana use in an article titled, “Study Examines What Role Genes Play for Marijuana Use.”
The article discusses his and Sandra Sanchez-Roige’s recent study published in Nature Neuroscience titled, “GWAS of lifetime cannabis use reveals new risk loci, genetic overlap with psychiatric traits, and a causal influence of schizophrenia.”
A recent article by Wency Leung at The Globe and Mail discusses why loneliness is so bad for the human body. The article is titled “Why is loneliness so toxic? Scientists are exploring what it does to the human body,” and highlights Dr. Palmer’s recent research on the genetics of loneliness.
Dr. Abraham Palmer was recently interviewed by Dr. David Granet on UCSD-TV. They discussed how inhibiting the Glyoxalase 1 (GLO1) enzyme can reduce signs of depression.
The program was titled “A Faster Antidepressant: The Molecular and Cellular Possibilities with Abraham Palmer – Health Matters” Watch now!
This program and other videos are available online on UCSD-TV’s web site at www.ucsd.tv.
A recent article by Kelsey Kaustinen in DDNews discusses how novel sequencing methods and unique animal model populations are working together to advance the abilities of genome-wide association studies to pinpoint genetic variants linked to complex traits. The article features Dr. Palmer’s recent GWAS study published in Nature Genetics, where using 1,200 CFW outbred mice and the new genotyping-by-sequencing technique identified genes associated with 66 physical and behavioral traits.
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Dr. Abraham Palmer discusses the delayed discounting phenotype and its implications on health and economics, as well as his latest collaboration with personal genetics company 23andme to elucidate the genetic architecture of impulsivity.
Listen to the segment here!