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Gene Identified That May Play Role In Psychological Disorders

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June 21, 2000
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Ohio State University
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Researchers are now investigating a gene they suspect may contribute to the development of psychological disorders such as clinical anxiety or panic attacks. A new study found that people with a particular variation in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT) showed a greater fear response during a laboratory experiment.

COLUMBUS, Ohio - Researchers are now investigating a gene they suspect may contribute to the development of psychological disorders such as clinical anxiety or panic attacks.


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