Molecular mechanisms explain why people respond differently to stress

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry asked themselves which genetic variants might be involved in the response to stress. Using a new methodology, they were able to test over 3600 specific variants in parallel to determine which were functional. This pioneering study on the molecular level of stress found that the genetic variants which modulate the sensitivity to the consequences of stress have an effect on the risk of psychiatric disorders.

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