Latest Nature versus nurture Stories

2012-02-03 09:12:31

For the first time, scientists have tracked the activity, across the lifespan, of an environmentally responsive regulatory mechanism that turns genes on and off in the brain's executive hub.

2011-06-29 13:03:53

Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and children’s triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse.

2011-03-10 13:46:41

What happened to being "quiet as a mouse"?

2011-01-10 15:01:58

Growing up poor can suppress a child's genetic potential to excel cognitively even before the age of 2.

2010-12-11 00:27:19

Children with ADHD can sometimes have more difficulties on math and reading tests compared to their peers.

2010-11-03 17:28:19

The nature-nurture debate is a "giant step" closer to being resolved after scientists studying bees documented how environmental inputs can modify our genetic hardware.

2009-12-28 16:45:44

Genetics play a pivotal role in shaping how individual's identify with political parties, according to an article in a recent issue of Political Research Quarterly, the official journal of the Western Political Science Association (published by SAGE).

2009-10-12 15:25:00

Culture is more important than genes to altruistic behavior in large-scale societies.

2009-07-22 09:00:18

A research report published in the July 2009 issue of the journal GENETICS (http://www.genetics.org) complicates the debate over whether nature or nurture plays the most important role in complex diseases such as psychiatric disorders

2009-07-21 08:54:13

It's easy to explain why we act a certain way by saying "it's in the genes," but a group of University of Iowa scientists say the world has relied on that simple explanation far too long.

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