Everyday forgetfulness may have genetic basis

New research shows that everyday forgetfulness may be caused by a certain gene variant, offering a genetic explanation for people who frequently lose their keys, overlook details, or forget what to do next.

“Such short-term memory lapses are very common, but some people experience them particularly often,” Dr. Martin Reuter, a researcher at the University of Bonn and co-author of the new study, said in a press release. This type of clustering suggests that they have a genetic basis, he explained.

Read the full, original story: Everyday Forgetfulness May Have Genetic Basis: DRD2 Gene Variant Linked To Short-Term Memory Lapse

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