Gene Causing Anger Discovered

Scientists, on 22 December 2010, discovered an anger gene known as HTR2B causing impulsive and violent behavior in human beings.

Created On: Dec 24, 2010 18:10 ISTModified On: Mar 14, 2011 13:49 IST

Scientists, on 22 December 2010, discovered a gene known as HTR2B causing impulsive and violent behaviour in human beings. HTR2B affects the production and detection of serotonin in the human brain. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter, which causes several human behaviours like violent anger, impulsiveness.

To discover HTR2B gene, Scientists picked out DNA (Deoxy-Ribonucleic Acid) from a number of volunteers who showed impulsive behaviours and compared those with the DNA of non-impulsive volunteers.

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