Monthly Archives: July 2011

The first Chinese Rhesus macaque genome

The Rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) is an Asian monkey that shares 93% of its DNA sequence with humans and, due to this similarity, is an important species for scientific study. Until now, work on the Rhesus macaque has largely focused on the Indian subspecies, but an article published in Genome Biology reports, for the first… Read more »


Epidemiology of major depression: Global patterns

With major depression being one of the leading causes of disability worldwide, impacting on many different areas of life, including pregnancy and work absence, treatment and management of this debilitating condition garners a lot of attention. However, from a public health perspective, better understanding the patterns and causes of depression will help guide initiatives to… Read more »