Abuse, violence can alter children’s DNA: study

Very interesting article in the Edmonton Journal today

The stress of exposure to early-life violence can leave lasting marks on children so deep that it affects their DNA, according to the findings of a study by researchers at North Carolina’s Duke University.

Chromosomes of children who were exposed to maternal violence, bullying or physical maltreatment by an adult showed signs of biological aging, researchers reported Tuesday in a study published by the journalMolecular Psychiatry.

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Abuse, violence can alter children’s DNA: study.

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