Functional polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) in the serotonin transporter gene is associated with subjective well-being: evidence from a US nationally representative sample

@article{Neve2011FunctionalP,
  title={Functional polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) in the serotonin transporter gene is associated with subjective well-being: evidence from a US nationally representative sample},
  author={Jeroen A. De Neve},
  journal={Journal of Human Genetics},
  year={2011},
  volume={56},
  pages={456-459}
}
Variation in the promotor region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) is a promising candidate for better understanding individual heterogeneity in subjective well-being or happiness, as measured by life satisfaction. This functional polymorphism has previously been associated with mental health and selective processing of positive and negative emotional stimuli. A case–control association study on a representative sample of Americans (N=2574) finds that individuals with the… CONTINUE READING
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