Genetic variants are associated with a person's feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism, finds a recent study done at the Baylor College of Medicine.
More than 190 researchers in 140 institutions in 17 countries analyzed genomic data from nearly 300,000 people. Dr. Alexis Frazier-Wood said that in this paper, they applied advanced statistical analyses and meta-analyzed or combined results across a large number of studies, which is the most powerful way to conduct this type of genetics research.
The researchers advised caution when interpreting the results of the study. The genetic variants do not determine whether someone develops depressive symptoms, neuroticism or has a poor sense of wellbeing.