Mitchell et al. find harsh family environments may magnify disadvantage via impact on 'genetic architecture'
"Telomeres and social disadvantage" - Medical Xpress. 4/7/2014.
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.
Additional Media Coverage:
"Poverty 'ages' genes of young children, study shows" - Aljazeera America. 4/7/2014.
"Stress alters children's genomes" - Nature. 4/7/2014.
"Genes increase the stress of social disadvantage for some children" - Science Daily. 4/7/2014.
"Poverty May Accelerate Genetic Aging in Young Children" - University Herald. 4/9/2014.
"Stressful environments genetically affect African American boys" - Phys.org. 4/9/2014.