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Qld researchers find a genetic link to depression

A decade long study led by a team at the University of Queensland has established a link between our genes and depression.

After analysing the DNA from more than 800,000 people, a quarter of a million of whom had depression, the team identified 269 genes linked to the condition.

Study co-author Dr Maciej Trzaskowski tells Mark the hope is that the results will help find new ways to address depression more effectively.

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