Poverty Is Stamped Into DNA in Childhood—And Stays There

by jeeg 6. November 2013 22:13
Poverty, it turns out, is etched into our DNA. That's not a metaphorical statement. Growing up poor leaves a permanent mark on our permanent genetic code, according to new research. Socioeconomic status during childhood correlates with shorter sections of DNA, known as telomeres, later in li... [More]

DNA test developed in Glasgow links ageing and poverty

by jeeg 12. August 2011 20:30
Scientists in Glasgow have developed a new test of the ageing process based on DNA evidence. They have said it could provide faster feedback on public health measures. Until now, evidence of health improvement has involved waiting a generation or more to measure how many people become ill. ... [More]
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