Depression, foolishness, genes…

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A massive effort to uncover genes involved in depression has largely failed. By combing through the DNA of 34,549 volunteers, an international team of 86 scientists hoped to uncover genetic influences that affect a person’s vulnerability to depression. But the analysis turned up nothing. [1]

Fools.

Now they can go easily into depression. And learn the hard way, that depression is related to anything BUT the genes…

Diet drinks, depression, “concerns”…

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Experts are questioning whether diet drinks could raise depression risk, after a large study has found a link. [1]

It is quite interesting how other studies for similar “links” are accepted just by the pre-publication (e.g. at PLOS), but when the interests of heavy industry are threatened experts suddenly have “concerns” on whether the results are correct.

Maybe we should also have concerns when experts have concerns…

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