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Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Childhood trauma causes life-long genetic alterations

S.O.T.T: In some people, childhood trauma can lead to more than anxiety and mood disorder. Researchers from Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry have found that in people who are genetically predisposed, trauma can lead to life-long mismanagement of a stress hormone due to changes in DNA methylation. Researchers were able to demonstrate that genetic variations can determine how people react to stress by making physiological changes in the body. According to the study, demethylation of gene FKBP5 at specific location drives the interaction between the gene and childhood more>>>...