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Maximizing the Value of Twin Studies in Health and Behaviour

Maximizing the Value of Twin Studies in Health and Behaviour

The Research Master “Genes in Behavior and Health” of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam is proud to announce the publication in Nature Human Behaviour of a review and opinion paper titled “Maximizing the Value of Twin Studies in Health and Behaviour”, written by...

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Melanie de Wit presenting at INSAR conference

Melanie de Wit presenting at INSAR conference

GENE Amsterdam researcher Melanie de Wit presented her large meta-analysis (N 66 studies) about the polygenic score of Autism at the International Society of Autism Research meeting in Stockholm! She shows that the polygenic score is most significantly associated with...

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Workshop for school kids

Workshop for school kids

Genetics Network Amsterdam organised an interactive lecture on a secondary school in Amsterdam. See here some footage: https://bit.ly/3HsWNVa!

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Cumlaude for Dr. Lianne de Vries

Cumlaude for Dr. Lianne de Vries

Huge congratulations to Lianne de Vries who successfully defended her Cumlaude Thesis "Differences in well-being: the biological and environmental causes, related phenotypes, and real-time assessment"! Find her thesis here: https://lnkd.in/eQWnxJPa. Password: Happy2023

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New paper by GENE Amsterdam colleagues!

"Brain Structure and Function Show Distinct Relations With Genetic Predispositions to Mental Health and Cognition". Excellent paper just out by GENE Amsterdam colleagues Shu Liu et al https://bit.ly/3K1eRaT.

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Thesis award for Anaïs Thijssen

Congratulations to GENE Amsterdam member Anaïs Thijssen who wins the Jan Brouwer award (€2.000) for her Master thesis entitled The Darwinian paradox of psychiatric disorders: Combining multiple evolutionary theories using genetic analyses. See here pictures and a...

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Social Media account

A team of GENE Amsterdam members has set up social media accounts on Twitter and LinkedIn! Wonu Akingbuwa and Margot vd Weijer are in the lead so if you want to share something let them know! The links...

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Celebrating 15 years of GWAS discoveries

In 2022, it has been 15 years since the first well-designed genome-wide association study (GWAS). Abdel Abdellaoui and Karin Verweij from Amsterdam UMC together with Loic Yengo and Peter Visscher from the University of Queensland celebrate this with an extensive...

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