A gene for adapting to changing seasons? U of T researchers have identified it

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 4:31pm
Nicolle Wahl

University of Toronto researchers have identified a gene that determines whether the body will adapt to changing seasons.

The gene, a micro-RNA called miR-132/212, is part of a mechanism in the brain’s central timekeeping system, known as the circadian clock, located in the suprachiasmatic nucleus. This gene has also been previously implicated in mood disorders including depression.

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