Posts tagged genetics

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Some Teens May Be Pre-Wired for Addiction: Study [via ABCNews]

Study finds that some people are pre-wired to be more impulsive; therefore increasing risk of addictive behaviors.

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Abuse, violence can alter children's DNA: study [via Canada.com]

Study shows that child abuse might affect children’s DNA.

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New Gene Map for Mental Illness [via PsychCentral]

Scientists identify genes that that can increase or decrease likelihood of some mental illnesses

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Nice people are born not bred [via The Telegraph]

Study finds that some people are born with more genes that might make them “nice people”.  (My “inner-jerk” is relieved to know that we were born this way.)

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Gene clue to post-traumatic stress disorder risk [via BBC]

Researchers find that certain gene variants may leave some people more at risk for developing PTSD.