Latest Nature versus nurture Stories
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.
Living through weddings or divorces, job losses and childrenâ€™s triumphs, we sometimes feel better and sometimes feel worse.
What happened to being "quiet as a mouse"?
Growing up poor can suppress a child's genetic potential to excel cognitively even before the age of 2.
Children with ADHD can sometimes have more difficulties on math and reading tests compared to their peers.
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.
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).
Culture is more important than genes to altruistic behavior in large-scale societies.
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
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.
- Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.