Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA

19 Feb 2019

Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear.

The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders.

Professor Timothy Bredy of UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) said while fear is an important survival mechanism which uses cues in the environment to prompt certain responses, so too is the ability to inhibit fear when it’s no longer needed.

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