National coronavirus updates: Canada approves country’s first clinical trial for COVID-19 vaccine

The latest:There have been more than 1.4 million coronavirus cases in the United States, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.The U.S. death toll has surpassed 88,000 people, according to Hopkins.President Donald Trump unveiled a crash effort on Friday aimed at developing a coronavirus vaccine by the end of the year but said the country…

DHS confirms first case of coronavirus in Wisconsin, patient tested at UW Hospital -TV3

February 5, 2020 1:12 PM Stephanie Fryer Posted: February 5, 2020 1:12 PM Updated: February 5, 2020 2:48 PM File photoMADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in Wisconsin, but health officials said the risk to the public for contracting the virus remains low. The patient…

First genomic study of schizophrenia in African people turns up broken genes

People from the Xhosa ethnic group have greater genetic diversity than people of non-African descent.Credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Researchers studying the biological basis of mental illness have conducted the first genomic analysis of schizophrenia in an African population, and have identified multiple rare mutations that occur more frequently in people with the condition.The mutations are mainly…