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Gene may code for anxiety

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7069.1353 (Published 30 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1353

Scientists have found that variants of a certain gene contribute to different levels of anxiety in people. Although studies have shown that personality traits related to anxiety have a strong genetic component, this is the first time that any of the relevant genes have been identified.

A study of 550 people found that levels of neuroticism were correlated with …

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