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In the Wake: Looking for Keys to Posttraumatic Stress

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Science  09 Dec 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5754, pp. 1605
DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5754.1605

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BANGKOK-- Thousands of tsunami victims are thought to suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Now, in what's billed as the largest study of its kind, Thai researchers have embarked on a hunt for genes that may leave people vulnerable to PTSD. (Read more.)