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Study throws new light on impact of Great Depression on human DNA

Sandipan Talukdar: The findings suggest that the economic recession impacted how people would age, even before they are born. The cells of those who were conceived during the Great Depression show signs of faster ageing … adds to the body of research on how exposure to conditions of hardships like stress and starvation when a baby is conceived can shape their health for their whole life. … “findings highlight how social programs designed to help pregnant people could be a tool for fighting health disparities in children.” [ Visit Website ]