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Scientists Find Gene Linked to Depression

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Scientists Find Gene Linked to Depression

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Scientists Find Gene Linked to Depression

Scientists Find Gene Linked to Depression

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New findings suggest that the reason some people become depressed and others don't depends in part on which version of a specific gene a person carries. The gene, called 5-HTT, regulates the movement of Serotonin, a brain chemical previously linked to depression, and can affect how one handle's life's stresses. Hear NPR's Joe Palca.

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