Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Child Abuse Leaves Its Mark on Victim’s DNA

Source: discovermagazine.com

Child Abuse Leaves Its Mark on Victim's DNA

The brains of people who were abused as children and then commit suicide show DNA modifications that made them particularly sensitive to stress. 12.28.2009

Due to differential gene expression associated with stress, the brains of child-abuse victims had lower levels of glucocorticoid receptors, McGowan found.



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