Early life stress ‘changes’ genes

A study in mice has hinted at the impact that early life trauma and stress can have on genes, and how they can result in behavioural problems.

Scientists described the long-term effects of stress on baby mice in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Stressed mice produced hormones that “changed” their genes, affecting their behaviour throughout their lives.

via BBC NEWS | Science & Environment | Early life stress ‘changes’ genes.


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