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A joint study of The University of British Columbia and The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics showed that child poverty and stress, along with demographic characteristics like age, gender and ethnicity, leave an imprint in human genes.

A joint study of The University of British Columbia and The Centre for Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics showed that child poverty and stress, along with demographic characteristics like age, gender and ethnicity, leave an imprint in human genes. This track may play a role in our immune response.

The scientists found that the socio-economic status of an adult makes no influence on the heredity. But the child poverty is imprinted in the genes.

Amount of stress hormones produced by adults, is also associated with changes in the DNA. It is not known whether the reserves in adults increased stress signs in the DNA or, on the contrary, DNA determines how much stress hormones will be released.

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