How the Holocaust Might Have Damaged Your Genes

Can stress be inherited? The latest scientific research has found that stress hormones can actually be inherited. Does that mean that a person cannot have control over things that have been inherited. I think not. It seems to me that in today’s day and age, in the debate between nature vs. nurture, people are more prone to thinking that nature is so powerful that nurture barely has a chance of overcoming natural tendency.

But this way of thinking may be based on a general attitude that takes away personal responsibility from people’s actions.

On the other hand, people who are born into families that lived under extreme stress, may very well have extreme genetic tendencies that are indeed very challenging to overcome through character improvement.

Fascinating stuff.

Published: August 2, 2016
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