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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Genetic Scars from Child Mistreatment

From the Wall Street Journal:

Being maltreated as a child can perhaps affect you for life. It now seems the harm might reach into your very DNA. Two recently published studies found evidence of changes to the genetic material in people with experience of maltreatment. These are the tip of an iceberg of discoveries in the still largely mysterious field of "epigenetic" epidemiology—the alteration of gene expression in ways that affect later health.

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Hat Tip: Naomi Cahn

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this story analyzes a very sad but also very true reality for a lot of adults

Posted by: Tulsa Divorce Lawyers | May 18, 2012 5:53:58 PM

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