Gene Cartography: Routes to Tourette Disorder

From Google Maps to John Snow’s map of cholera cases in the 1800s, maps have the power to change the way we understand information. What if we could use maps of cellular function to discover the mechanisms of psychiatric disorders? We sit down with Dr. Jeremy Willsey, a researcher in the Psychiatric Cell Map Initiative, who’s trying to do just that—understand the neural basis of Tourette Disorder by placing disorder-related mutations on a map of the cell.

 Hosted by Carlos Johnson-Cruz and Li Wang

Produced by Carlos Johnson-Cruz, Anna Lipkin, Stephanie Wankowicz, and Li Wang

Editing Help from the CTOR team

 

Music used in this episode:

“Scenery” and “Ode to the World” by Kai Engel

“Bathed in Light” and “Unanswered Questions” by Kevin MacLeod

“Frogs in Tuxes” and “Sweet and Clean” by Podington Bear

“Ragtime Dance” by Scott Joplin

Osama Ahmed