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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to 3 Scientists for Oxygen Research — TIME

STOCKHOLM — The 2019 Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to scientists William G. Kaelin, Jr, Peter J. Ratcliffe and Gregg L. Semenza. They received the award jointly for their discoveries of “how cells sense and adapt … Continue reading

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A critique of genetic research on schizophrenia – expensive castles in the air

In the light of the much trumpeted claims that recent research has identified genes for schizophrenia, it is important to review the track record of this type of endeavour (1). Despite thousands of studies costing millions of dollars, and endless predictions that the genetics of schizophrenia would shortly be revealed, the field has so far failed to identify any genes that substantially increase the risk of developing schizophrenia. Continue reading

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