Results of a recent study published in the September 30, 2008 issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that a relatively common gene mutation may protect people from ever developing bipolar disorder. The study, entitled “A common variant in the 3′UTR of the GRIK4 glutamate receptor gene affects transcript abundance and protects against bipolar disorder,” suggests that a missing section of DNA in GRIK4 gene provides the protection.

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Genetically Immune from Bipolar Disorder?

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  1. This is a great Q&A blog for advice on any mental health or emotional issues:
    drrakeshranjan.blogspot.com

  2. An important issue in genetics research is that findings correlating specific genes with specific diseases in one population may not apply to other populations.

    Bipolar Support Group

  3. Where do I sign up for genetic modification therapy?!?

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