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Researchers Target 15 Genetic Regions Associated with Depression

In a major development toward the understanding of the biology of depression, researchers have identified 15 regions of the human genome associated with depressive illness. Investigators conducted what's known as genome-wide association studies involving nearly 500,000 people, comparing genetic variations of those who said they had suffered from depressive symptoms with people who said they had not. The newly discovered regions will give scientists places to look in the human...

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