Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Gene link to anxiety

A study by German and U.S. authors has found that people with a particular variation of a gene are more prone to anxiety disorders than others. People carrying two copies of the met158 variation of the catechol-o-methyltransferase (COMT) gene showed greater anxiety on a standard personality test and were significantly more startled than others when shown a series of unpleasant pictures.

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