Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Gene for depression debunked...

Benedict Carey writes on how a compelling study showing a correlation between a particular variant of a gene involved in Serotonin regulation and the probability of sinking into depression after a stressful event has not been replicated. A coalition of researchers identified 14 studies that gathered the same kinds of data as the original study. They reanalyzed the data and found no evidence of an association between the serotonin gene and the risk of depression, no matter what people’s life experience was.

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