Study of Holocaust Survivors Finds Trauma Passed on to Children’s Genes

In a study conducted with holocaust survivors and their descendants, scientists have found that trauma/PTSD may be passed through generations via DNA. The study was published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. You can read the article on the research published in The Guardian (link below), and read an abstract (link below). The study was led by Rachel Yehuda, professor of psychiatry and neuroscience at Mount Sinai Hospital (New York).

The Guardian:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/21/study-of-holocaust-survivors-finds-trauma-passed-on-to-childrens-genes

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24832930

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