NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The European Union has approved a project aimed at determining the causes of extreme aggressive behavior and is providing €6 million ($8 million) to the effort.

Called Aggressotype, the project seeks to find the molecular roots of extreme aggression in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other "conduct disorders," as well as in the general population. The total cost of the project is about €8.1 million, according to the grant application. The EU funding was awarded as part of the Seventh Framework Programme.

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