Daily Archives: March 23, 2012

The New New Genetics Gets Practical | Brain World

My new feature article in Brain World magazine…

Is there a gene that leads you down the path to debilitating depression only after the fourth hard knock comes along in your life? Is there another gene conferring a higher vulnerability for schizophrenia that gets triggered only if you become the victim of vicious bullying before the age of 8 or smoke too much pot in your teenage years? Can another version of a gene protect an abused child from extreme PTSD only if she receives the benefit of a safe and caring relationship before the age of 5? A new wave of gene-environment interaction (GxE) research strongly suggests that the answers to these questions are scientifically attainable—and affirmative.

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The New New Genetics Gets Practical | Brain World.