Before we begin, I would like to make three disclaimers:

  1. COVID vaccines are safe and COVID vaccines are effective. Period. If you came here to find a blog post to use as a tool to argue against vaccination, you came to the wrong place.
  2. I am not an immunologist or…

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Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Initial Genetic Hypotheses
  3. Twin Studies
  4. Family Studies
  5. Conclusion
  6. Abbreviations
  7. Bibliography

1. Introduction

Tourette Syndrome (TS) neurodevelopmental disorder affecting primarily children and adolescents, with 0.3–1.0% lifetime prevalence, significantly affecting their quality of life and in some cases causing a life-long disability (Elstner et al., 2001). Neurobiologically, TS causes marked abnormalities in Cortico-Striato-Thalamo-Cortical…

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On October 25th, 2019, the New York Times a report on the termination of the funding to the PREDICT program. The program, ran by the US Agency for International Development, was a part of the Emerging Pandemic Threats program, focusing on the detection and discovery of zoonotic diseases. During their…

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If you are a scientist and you haven’t paid a visit to RetractionWatch, what have you been doing your life?! It is a blog tracking and cataloging scientific retractions across dozens of fields and scientific journals into a RetractionWatch Database, published not so long ago together with an accompanying analysis…

Please bear in mind that these graphs and summaries represent a rather simplistic statistical analysis, and linear regressions with a single independent variable usually do not adequately explain the dependent variable. But, since it’s 3AM and I have consumed too much coffee to be able to fall asleep — let’s…

Franjo Ivankovic

PhD @UFGenetics , studying psychiatric genomics of Tourette Syndrome & OCD. My passion is an intersection of genetics, statistics, psychology, and anthropology

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