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“In its brief history, epigenetics research has concentrated mostly on the early development of organisms. One strain of these investigations is development of behavior, and this line of research now has its own name: Behavioral epigenetics refers to the study of how signals from the environment trigger molecular biological changes that modify what goes on in brain cells. Here, the term environment encompasses pretty much everything that happens in every stage of life: social experience; nutrition; hormones; and toxicological exposures that occur prenatally, postnatally, and in adulthood. If research on epigenetics is in its infancy, research on behavioral epigenetics is in embryo.”

MLA Citation:

Powledge, Tabitha. “Behavioral Epigenetics: How Nurture Shapes Nature.” Bioscience 61.8 (2011): 588-592.  (PUT DATE OF ACCESS HERE). <http://bioscience.oxfordjournals.org/content/61/8/588.full>.

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APA Citation:

Powledge, T. (2011). Behavioral Epigenetics: How nurture shapes nature. Bioscience, 68(8), 588-592. doi: 10.1525/bio.2011.61.8.4

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