Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Where Neuroscience Meets Genealogy

I love science and I'm obsessed with my family research, so I was really fascinated by this article--thinking about how the experiences of my ancestors may affect me today. 

From the May 2013 issue of Discover Magazine

Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.

Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes


  1. Thanks for mentioning this article, Frances. Very interesting. Who would have imagined it?

  2. Nancy-and now that I am imagining it, I can't stop wondering how far it goes!