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Traumatic Experiences Can Be Inherited From Parent to Child

Can a traumatic experience, or any change in our lifestyle be transmitted genetically to our children? This phenomenon, called Epigenetic inheritance has been linked in a multitude of diseases, from obesity to psychiatric problems like bipolar disorder where there is a gene that is clearly identified. But up to this date, no mechanism by which this occurs has been identified. A team of scientists from the Institute of Brain Research at the University of Zurich Switzerland, offer the key in the magazine "Nature Neuroscience". Their work suggests that the environment leaves traces in the brain, organs and also in the gametes. And that it is through small fragments of RNA of…
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Four Killed in Fort Hood Shooting

At least four people were killed Wednesday, including the alleged attacker, and 16 others were injured in a shooting at the Fort Hood military base in Texas, one of the largest in the United States. In 2009 Fort Hood also experienced a similar massacre when Army psychiatrist, Nidal Hasan began shooting, leaving 13 dead and 30 wounded. The suspect in the shooting, who ended up committing suicide, has been identified as Iván López, he was 34 years old, and was a soldier that had served four months in the Iraq war in 2011 and was taking medication for depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders probably…
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