Published: April 16, 2018 6:11:30 pm
Scientists have discovered nearly 80 genes that could be linked to depression, an advance that may help explain why some people are at a higher risk of developing the condition. The study led by researchers at the University of Edinburgh in the UK could also help develop drugs to tackle mental ill-health.
Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, according to the research published in the journal Nature Communications.
Life events such as trauma or stress can contribute to its onset, but it is not clear why some people are more likely to develop the condition than others. Scientists analysed data from UK Biobank — a research resource containing…