Following a whole exome sequencing study, researchers have found that mutations in the SLITRK5 gene could be targeted by drugs to treat OCD.
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Researchers who administered an antibody to neutralise an OCD-associated protein in mice found it reduced their anxious behaviours.
The first drug designed using artificial intelligence (AI) has moved into its Phase I trial. Professor Andrew Hopkins of Exscientia explains how an algorithm was used to achieve this milestone.