The Conversation – Many critics have portrayed electroconvulsive therapy as a form of medical abuse. Yet many psychiatrists, and more importantly, patients, consider it to be a safe and effective treatment for severe depression and bipolar disorder.
Tech Times – A gene mutation associated with a rare congenital condition involving the absence of a nose was identified. The international team of scientists also detected additional defects, generally affecting the eye and reproductive systems.
Live Science – Never mind unraveling the mysteries of the human brain. A new study suggests that neuroscientists might not even have the analytical tools to understand the far simpler logic that drives the "brain" in "Donkey Kong."
The Conversation – Using mobile technology for mental illness diagnosis and treatment is becoming a hot research topic nowadays because of the pervasiveness of mobile devices and their behavior-tracking capabilities.
The Huffington Post – Most states require police to swab people for DNA when they are arrested for a felony, arguing it helps solve cold cases and prevents crime. But foes say that upends the presumption of innocence.