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Insights into epigenetics: Mouse as a model organism
Epigenetic changes on stress gene are similar in mice and humans more
Molecular mechanisms explain why people respond differently to stress
Ground-breaking study suggests strong link between genetics and response to stress more
First human model to study brain development under stress 
Disruption of neuronal maturation and activation of brain disease-related genes
Does the brain accumulate trauma?
Collaboration between the two departments of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry found molecular similarities in mice and humans exposed to trauma more
Prenatal stress exposure increases vulnerability to stress later in life
Pregnant women who experience stress, such as depression or anxiety, could be passing along a genetic marker for stress to their unborn fetus. New research findings may help identify high-risk individuals, and develop ways to prevent disease. more
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