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UCLA’s Jonathan Flint debunks theory of “warrior gene” but signals possibility of predicting behavioral outcomes based on genetics

Jonathan Flint (UCLA behavioral geneticist, expert in the genetic determinants of depression and Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee team member) shared background about the theory of the “warrior gene” in a blog post written for the Oxford University Press. Since the 1990s criminal defense lawyers have tried to argue that a mutation in the “warrior […]

The Players’ Tribune convenes Michelle Craske, Kevin Love & UCLA student-athletes to discuss mental health during the pandemic

UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) Co-Director Michelle Craske (psychology and psychiatry professor) joined Cleveland Cavaliers star and former UCLA standout Kevin Love for a discussion with UCLA student-athletes about mental health. The conversation was hosted by the Players Tribune. The student-athlete attendees included:

UCLA launches study in collaboration with Apple to discover insights about depression

August 4, 2020 marks an important milestone for the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) – the beginning of a pilot research project in collaboration with Apple. The study seeks to develop more objective measures for detecting depression and anxiety, an integral part of the Depression Grand Challenge goals. Methods for detecting depression have remained virtually […]