UK Scientists Find Genes Causing Depression In Humans

genes causing depression in humans

August 5, 2016 – UK Scientists Find Human Genes Causing Depression

Researches said today in London that they have found human genes that are probably associated with the development of depression, giving hopes of a new treatment of the disease.

Researchers analyzed that the study used self-report data from 307,354 respondents to questionnaires, including 75,607 who were reported to have been diagnosed with depression at some point in their lives.

Ashley Winslow, the co-author of the study, said that during the findings they tried to find any single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) or any irregularities at specific points in the genome that are shared by the depressive subjects only.

“A total of 17 such independent SNPs from 15 regions have been found.

Winslow assured that the result could be used to identify people who are at risk of depression long before they actually get one and may lead to novel ways to treat the disease.

“We’ve been dominated by decades of dogma about how we treat depression.
“The hope is this can lead to a novel understanding of the disease,” he said.

The study was conducted by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and 23andMe, a California-based genomics and biotechnology company.

[Source: Xinhua]

10 thoughts on “UK Scientists Find Genes Causing Depression In Humans

  1. i no understand any thing here o,gramma too much,and am tired of fliping my dictionary.if depression don get cure make una tell me make i go buy bcus am depressed in dis buhari’s administration.

  2. They are look for the medisin for the diziez when the medisin don tey wey pipul have know am. Wetin are they think say igbo is do for body bifor? Is cure the diziez. Persin weyris smoke igbo is dey high and can not fit low. Wetin go make am low. He be low battry?

  3. Let’s hope there is better treatment soon depression is a killer
    All the drug out there are adding to the problem

  4. Bukunmi the medisin is oredy dey. Na igbo. The diziez is make persin low, but igbo is make persin high. Wetin are they want again? I am does’nt know why police is arresting persin weyris smoke igbo when igbo na odinary medisin.

  5. Amen I say to anything that can relief human being and their families from suffering. I wish the study people speedy discovery o!!!

  6. Thank God for this scientific advancement and for this break through regarding the cause and the possible treatment of this dreadful disease. It has already led to many suicide deaths among increasing number of people. We hope to see productions of this drugs they will eventually come out with so as to avert many suicide that is on the rise.

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