Genes Are Not Fixed, Experience and Exposure Can Change Them

Epigenetics refers to how certain life circumstances can cause genes to be silenced or expressed, become dormant or active, over time. New research shows that adolescent binge drinking can lead to epigenetic reprogramming that predisposes an individual to later psychiatric disorders such as anxiety. These data will be shared at the 40th annual scientific meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) in Denver June 24-28.

from Newswise Feature Channel: Addiction http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/676707/?sc=c125

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