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Scientists Identify Genes Linked to PTSD

On December 7, 1988, two massive earthquakes struck northern Armenia, leveling almost all buildings. In the region, home to 200,000 people, more than 25,000 Armenians were killed by crushing injuries in the town of Spitak, most of them children, leaving survivors grieving and devastated. Armenian-American Armen Goenjian and colleagues raced to the site to help. “In a condensed area, there was horror, terror, morbidity, mortality," said Goenjian. "So these people witnessed...

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