Thomas Ramey Watson

Key gene that triggers depression identified

Scientists have had a tricky time figuring out exactly what causes depression – although it is clear that genetics play a role.

Now, a group of rese

archers at Yale University say they have identified a key genetic trigger of depression.

The gene, MKP-1, might be a central contributor to the onset of clinical depression, according to a new study published this week in the journal Nature Medicine.

Read article. Clinic al depression is

a terrible condition for those who suffer it, so it would be great to find a key to easing or stopping it.

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