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Epigenetics: What Are We Really Handing Down to Our Children?

by Mark Wolynn With new discoveries in epigenetics now making headlines, many of us are asking an important question: What are my children really inheriting? Can my baggage, the unfinished business I don’t deal with, pass…

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Can Inheritance of Trauma Be Reversed?

The effects of trauma and stressful events can last a lifetime. But research has also shown that these effects can be passed onto subsequent generations through non-genetic changes in the DNA, even when those generations are…

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Perhaps our Fears are not Ours?

Certain fears arising in response to the environment may be passed from generation to generation without changes in the genetic sequence. This could have implications for families suffering from cycles of drug addiction, neuropsychiatric illness and…

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How Epigenetics Mediates Between the Environment and Our Genes

Norrbotten, the northernmost county in Sweden, seems an unlikely place for scientists to find evidence of a radical new twist in how our genes shape who we are. But here in this sparsely populated county within…

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Genetic Changes Carry Trauma’s Effects Across the Generations

For survivors of extreme trauma, those experiences can have long-lasting effects on their physical and mental health, but an emerging field of genetic research is finding that these physiological changes can also be passed onto the…

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