Heeringa, Mitchell and colleagues find potential genetic susceptibility to PTSD
"Genetic variants may put some soldiers at higher risk of PTSD" - EurekAlert!. 5/11/2016.
Estimates are that 11-20% of recent war veterans have or will develop PTSD. Analyzing DNA samples from about 13,000 soldiers, Steve Heeringa, Colter Mitchell, and a team of other scientists involved in the Army STARRS-LS, found two genetic variants that may be linked to an increased risk of PTSD.
Additional Media Coverage:
"Genetic variants may put some soldiers at higher risk of PTSD" - Science Daily. 5/11/2016.