Thursday, 4 October 2018

Sexual abuse linked to long-term health problems and can even leave a ‘molecular scar’

National Post cited a study from UBC and Harvard on the long-term effects of abuse and. Researchers found that abuse during childhood might affect DNA, leaving “molecular scars” in the form of little chemical “tags.” Differences were striking between victims and non-victims.

The researchers from UBC were medical genetics professor Michael Kobor and PhD candidate Nicole Gladish.

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