Gene Linking Sleep and Seasonal Affective Disorder Found

A newly discovered human gene mutation appears to contribute both to unusual sleep patterns and to heightened rates of seasonal depression, according to new research from UC San Francisco…

Although researchers have long suspected links between sleep and depression, the new study – published February 22, in the journal PNAS – is the first to identify a specific molecular–genetic mechanism connecting the two and has the potential to spur new treatments for seasonal depression.

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