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Childhood Stress Leaves Genetic Scars 334

Posted by Soulskill
from the stories-told-in-base-pairs dept.
sciencehabit writes "Traumatic experiences in early life can leave emotional scars. But a new study suggests that violence in childhood may leave a genetic mark as well. Researchers have found that children who are physically abused and bullied tend to have shorter telomeres — structures at the tips of chromosomes whose shrinkage has been linked to aging and disease."
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