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Childhood stress leaves lasting mark on genes

“What we’re finding is that after 10 years or so there are still markers, like fossils in our genome, telling us there was a trauma here. And that trauma may make this individual more susceptible to a second trauma or, … Continue reading

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“Genetic Link To Attempted Suicide Identified: Findings Could Lead To New Avenues Of Treatment Research” (Study, in MNT)

“A study of thousands of people with bipolar disorder suggests that genetic risk factors may influence the decision to attempt suicide. Johns Hopkins scientists, reporting in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, have identified a small region on chromosome 2 that is … Continue reading

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Newly discovered RNA steers brain development (Harvard Medical School study)

“FINDINGS: A newly discovered class of RNA molecules helps elucidate the long-standing scientific question of how a person’s external experiences turn on the genes that over time help shape the connections among cells that make up the human brain. Called … Continue reading

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Friendships Moderate an Association between a Dopamine Gene Variant and Political Ideology (Study)

“Here, we hypothesize that individuals with a genetic predisposition toward seeking out new experiences will tend to be more liberal, but only if they are embedded in a social context that provides them with multiple points of view. Using data … Continue reading

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