New Study Shows Childhood Trauma Can Leave Scars on DNA

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
Author: 
CBC News
Source: 
CBC News

A new study from Harvard University and the University of British Columbia has found that childhood abuse can cause changes to the molecular structure of DNA. The results of the study have numerous implications, including future use in genetic tests to determine if someone was abused as a child, to determine how childhood trauma and stress can lead to disease in adults, and impact criminal investigations. 

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