“Not Only Trauma but Also the Reversal of Trauma is Inherited”


A new study out of neuro-epigenetics from the University of Zurich investigates how childhood trauma can be passed down to new generations. They found that traumatic experiences can be passed down to offspring but that the resulting behavioral changes can be reversed in a caring environment. “Long after the traumatic experiences themselves, living in enriched conditions reverses the behavioral symptoms in adult animals and also prevents the transmission of these symptoms to the progeny.”

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