Traumatic experiences boost the effect of depression-linked genes

By Jessica Hamzelou Many people have genetic variants that are linked to depressionRichardBakerRisk / Alamy Stock Photo Experiencing trauma or having certain genetic variants can both put you at risk of depression. But nature and nurture can also interact: traumatic events appear to amplify the effect of genetic risk factors, according to research involving 73,000… Read More »

Fewer than half of US clinical trials have complied with the law on reporting results despite new regulations

This month is the third anniversary of the implementation of the new U.S. regulations that require clinical trials to report results within one year of completion, dubbed the Final Rule of the FDA Amendments Act — but compliance remains poor, and is not improving, with U.S. government-sponsored trials most likely to breach. Fewer than half… Read More »