This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, scientists in Australia are the first to grow the novel coronavirus outside of China in cell cultures. Discover the latest research on the coronavirus here.

Genome sequencing has identified specific genes that are linked to mental illnesses. However, those studies have largely been in patients of European descent. Researchers in South Africa and the United States recently conducted the first genomic study of schizophrenia in African people and found that the density of mutations were larger in Xhosa compared to Swedish participants. Read more about it here.

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Lastly, climate models published as early as the 1970’s were able to predict today’s climate crisis. Explore the latest climate modelling techniques that are helping researchers understand the future of global warming here.

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