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Self-control genes could be ‘disabled’ by disadvantaged environment

Chronic aggressive behaviour exhibited by some boys from disadvantaged families may be due to epigenetic changes during pregnancy and early childhood. This is highlighted by...

Male Rats’ Cocaine Exposure Affects Their Offspring’s Drug Responses

A father’s drug use can influence his child’s vulnerability to drug use and addiction by the example it sets and the environmental exposures it...

Lab-made tissue picks up the slack of Petri dishes

New research demonstrates that previous models used to examine cancer may not be complex enough to accurately mimic the true cancer environment. Using oral cancer...

Making copies at the right time

All 10 trillion cells in the adult human body are genetically identical, but develop into distinct cell types, such as muscle cells, skin cells or neurons, by activating some genes while inhibiting others. Remarkably, each specialized cell maintains a ...

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