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Frank Kessel, Patricia Rosenfield, and Norman Anderson

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195324273

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.001.0001

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 Plasticity and Health

 Plasticity and Health

Social Influences on Gene Expression and Neural Development

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(p.160) 8 Plasticity and Health
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Interdisciplinary Research
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Michael J. Meaney

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195324273.003.0011

This chapter presents an interdisciplinary study on the effect of parental care on the psychology and biology of offspring. The research program, conducted with rodents, provides a detailed model of how early environmental influences can induce profound changes in the biology of the offspring at the level of gene expression. These changes in gene expression then have a cascading effect and alter the physiology of the offspring in ways that are enduring, probably lifelong.

Keywords:   interdisciplinary research, stress response, health, early environmental influence, gene expression, parental care

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