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Your Environment Could Be Changing Your IQ on a Genetic Level

The nature-versus-nurture argument of intelligence just got a lot more complicated with the discovery that the environment can modify the expression of a key gene in the brain, affecting intelligence far more than we previously thought. Such a finding may … Continue reading

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Unraveling the gene-environment interaction

The field of epigenetics focuses on how the blueprint provided by genes is actualized, examining how experiences influence the way genes manifest themselves or are “expressed.” Using the tools of epigenetics, the studies in the special section move beyond the … Continue reading

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