University of Edinburgh

Personality trait shares genetic link with depression

Scientists analysed the DNA of over 300,000 people and found many genes linked to neuroticism – characterised by feelings of anxiety, worry and guilt. The genes are also linked to depression. The findings help shed light ...

Dec 21, 2017
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Brain map sheds light on smokers' habit

Smokers may be predisposed to their habit because of the molecular make-up of their brain, research suggests. The finding comes from a new brain map that helps explain why certain behaviours are linked with particular areas ...

Dec 05, 2017
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