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2012-06-13 09:57:35

As we grow up, traits such as height, weight and IQ are strongly influenced by the environment we live in, according to a new study that pits nature (genes) against nurture (environment). But the researchers, from King´s College London, said the strength of environmental factors, compared with influence of DNA, differs greatly across the country. To determine whether nature or nurture played a bigger role, Dr. Oliver Davis and colleagues studied 45 childhood characteristics in...

2012-06-12 10:32:47

The extent to which our development is affected by nature or nurture — our genetic make-up or our environment — may differ depending on where we live, according to research funded by the Medical Research Council and the Wellcome Trust. In a study published today in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers from the Twins Early Development Study at King's College London's Institute of Psychiatry studied data from over 6,700 families relating to 45 childhood characteristics,...

Word of the Day
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'