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Mutant Gene Tied to Poor Serotonin Production and Depression

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Science  17 Dec 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5704, pp. 2023
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5704.2023a

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Researchers have found that a group of severely depressed people were 10 times as likely as nondepressed controls to have a gene variant that reduces the expression of serotonin in the brain.