BioGPS Featured Article – Study of five novel non-synonymous polymorphisms in human brain-expressed genes in a Colombian sample

BioGPS has become the valuable resource that it is because of the contributions from our wonderful user community. Thank you for contributing plugins, suggestions, and ideas–all of which have improved BioGPS for everyone. In order to celebrate the contributions of BioGPS users to the scientific research community, this series will feature publications and articles generated by BioGPS users. We sincerely hope you will join us in celebrating the fascinating work that YOU do.

This week, we will feature an article from a highly interdisciplinary research laboratory studying neuropsychiatric genetics: Study of five novel non-synonymous polymorphisms in human brain-expressed genes in a Colombian sample by Diego A Ojeda and Diego A Forero.

Dr. Diego A. Forero, one of the principal investigators, kindly answered our inquiries for this series.

  1. Who is the team behind the work that was published in Study of five novel non-synonymous polymorphisms in human brain-expressed genes in a Colombian sample?.
    This work was carried out at the Laboratory of NeuroPsychiatric Genetics, Universidad Antonio Nariño (Bogotá, Colombia), which is led by Dr. Diego A. Forero, MD, PhD (Associate Professor) and is one of the few laboratories working on neuropsychiatric genetics in Latin America.
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  3. How did the team learn about BioGPS?
    I have been using the interesting online resources from Dr Su´s lab since several years ago. In 2009, I wrote a note for hum-molgen.org about Gene Wiki.
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  5. How did your team utilize BioGPS in this research?
    We used BioGPS to obtain expression data, in different human brain tissues, for 5 candidate genes for neuropsychiatric disorders.
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  7. What are some future directions for the team behind this research?
    We are working in molecular genetics of neuropsychiatric disorders. I am sure that we will be citing BioGPS in several other international articles from our lab in the future (combining in silico and wet lab approaches).
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Thanks again to Dr. Diego A Forero for taking the time to answer our questions and for being a long time supporter of BioGPS and the Su Lab. Click here to read their fascinating article. Have a look because these awesome researchers have made their compelling research open access–so you can read the whole exciting article for free!

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