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Depression Risk Gene Tied to Glutamate, Not Serotonin

By Anette Breindl

Monday, May 2, 2011
Depression cumulatively affects a rather large swath of the population, with lifetime chances of being struck at least once around 15 percent. And a respectable part of the risk for depression is genetic: "The heritability of major depression is not very high, but . . . there is a clear genetic contribution," Martin Kohli told BioWorld Today – on the order of 30 to 40 percent.

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