Morning Edition: Changes In Genome Functioning For Orphans

New study from a Yale team focusing on Russian orphanages.

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Morning Edition: Changes In Genome Functioning For Orphans
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Morning Edition: Changes In Genome Functioning For Orphans

A new online report in the current issue of Development and Psychopathology indicates that the stress orphaned children experience being separated at birth actually changes their genome functioning. Joining us by phone is the lead author of the report Elena Girorenko, she is an associate professor at the Yale Child Study Center.