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Colter Mitchell

Mitchell et al. find harsh family environments may magnify disadvantage via impact on 'genetic architecture'

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"Telomeres and social disadvantage" - Medical Xpress. 04/07/2014.

In a study using genetic samples from 40 nine-year-old African American boys from two very different types of home environments, characterized as nurturing and harsh, Colter Mitchell and colleagues found disparities in telomere length.

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Colter Mitchell

More Media Coverage:

Aljazeera America. Poverty 'ages' genes of young children, study shows. 4/7/2014.

Nature. Stress alters children's genomes. 4/7/2014.

Phys.org. Stressful environments genetically affect African American boys. 4/9/2014.

Science Daily. Genes increase the stress of social disadvantage for some children. 4/7/2014.

University Herald. Poverty May Accelerate Genetic Aging in Young Children. 4/9/2014.

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