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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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Prosociality personality: Genetic factors women 50%, men 20% (Study, in TheIndependent)

“Women have a stronger genetic predisposition to help other people compared with men, according to a study that has found a significant link between genes and the tendency to be “nice”. The research, based on an analysis of nearly 1,000 … Continue reading

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Toward molecular personality scales for the five-factor model. (Study)

“There is growing evidence that personality traits are affected by many genes, all of which have very small effects. As an alternative to the largely unsuccessful search for individual polymorphisms associated with personality traits, the authors identified large sets of … Continue reading

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The Socioeconomics of Parenting (Jonah Lehrer)

“How much do the decisions of parents matter? Most parents believe that even the most mundane acts of parenting—from their choice of day care to their policy on videogames—can profoundly influence the success of their children. Kids are like wet … 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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