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DNA's Moody Temperament: Gene variant linked to depression-ready brain

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11:54am, May 11, 2005

Scientists have for the first time seen what a genetic predisposition to depression looks like in the brain. Brain images show that people who inherit a short version of a particular gene have poor control over neural reactions to threats and stress.

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