Trauma May Be Woven Into DNA of Native Americans

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Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge.

Trauma May Be Woven Into DNA of Native Americans

By Mary Annette Pember, May 28, 2015

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/05/28/trauma-may-be-woven-dna-native-americans-160508

Holocaust Survivors Trauma Passed on to Children’s Genes

The team’s work is the clearest sign yet that life experience can affect the genes of subsequent generations.

The team’s work is the clearest sign yet that life experience can affect the genes of subsequent generations. Photograph: Mopic/Alamy

Genetics

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

New finding is first example in humans of the theory of epigenetic inheritance: the idea that environmental factors can affect the genes of your children

at TheGuardian.com

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