Scientists Discover 'Scaredy-Cat' Gene That Makes Us Jump During Horror Movies, University of Bonn Study

Published: Aug 12, 2008

ScienceDaily (Aug. 11, 2008) — Inborn differences may help explain why trauma gives some people bad memories and others the nightmare of post-traumatic stress. Scientists in Germany and the United States have reported evidence linking genes to anxious behavior. The findings appear in the August issue of Behavioral Neuroscience, published by the American Psychological Association.

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