Genetic variants may put some soldiers at higher risk of PTSD

Posted by on May 11, 2016 5:32 pm
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In a massive analysis of DNA samples from more than 13,000 US soldiers, scientists have identified two statistically significant genetic variants that may be associated with an increased risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, an often serious mental illness linked to earlier exposure to a traumatic event, such as combat and an act of violence.

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