A new study published in PNAS by researchers from the University of Basel in Switzerland suggests that a gene linked to improved memory may also increase a person's risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder, Nature News' Mo Costandi reports.
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Under a proposed spending bill, the US National Institutes of Health would see an additional $3 billion in funding.
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Robert Redfield, the new pick to lead the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has faced criticism for some of his work.
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