Poverty marks a gene, predicting depression

Posted by on May 25, 2016 1:18 am
Categories: Science

A long line of research links poverty and depression. Now scientists unveil some of the biology of depression in high-risk adolescents whose families are socioeconomically disadvantaged. The study combines epigenetics, brain imaging and behavioral data over three years. The results are part of a growing body of work that may lead to biological predictors that could guide individualized strategies for preventing depression.

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