A Genetic Study Using 23andMe Data Finds Link Between Schizophrenia and Cannabis Use

There’s evidence of a connection between cannabis use and schizophrenia, but it’s unclear whether the drug leads to the disorder, or vice versa. A new study published Monday, which relies partly on genetic data from 23andMe volunteers, might offer a little clarity on that link. It found that people genetically at…

The Psychedelic Drug DMT Can Simulate a Near-Death Experience, Study Suggests

Not everyone who is close to death‚ÄĒor thinks they are, at least‚ÄĒhas a ‚Äúnear-death experience.‚ÄĚ But those who do often hallucinate that they leave their bodies, meet otherworldly beings, see bright flashes and tunnels of light, and more. Those who take the psychedelic drug dimethyltryptamine, or DMT‚ÄĒ a compound found‚Ķ

We May Finally Know How Notorious Pregnancy Drug Thalidomide Hurt Thousands of Babies

The devastating story of thalidomide‚ÄĒa once-popular morning sickness drug later found to cause terrible birth defects‚ÄĒmight have a few more chapters left to it. A new study published this week in the journal eLife claims to have discovered how the drug was able to so brutally harm developing fetuses in the 1950s and‚Ķ