Dr. Terrie Moffitt, King's College London, and colleagues have discovered that people who carry the short version of a particular gene ('s/s') 
were more likely to develop depression in the face of stressful life events than were people who carry the long version of the gene ('l/l').

Dr. Terrie Moffitt, King's College London and University of Wisconsin Madison, and colleagues have discovered that people who carry the short version of a particular gene ('s/s') were more likely to develop depression in the face of stressful life events than were people who carry the long version of the gene ('l/l'). Credit: Terrie Moffitt, King's College London

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