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Genes and the anxious brain

Some people are naturally more anxious than others. A brain-imaging study in monkeys provides surprising insights into which brain regions are under the influence of genes in this phenomenon and which are not.

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Figure 1: When anxiety runs in a family of primates.

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Meyer-Lindenberg, A. Genes and the anxious brain. Nature 466, 827–828 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466827a

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