Re: Changes in monkeys’ social status affect their genes

From Brain Mysteries 4-20-12:

“We’re seeing that there are a lot of effects of social status on genes, including our own, but we are also seeing that many of the changes aren’t permanent …” Tung said [ lead author Jenny Tung, a visiting assistant professor in Duke University’s evolutionary anthropology department]. This study is “just the tip of the iceberg” when it comes to understanding the relationship between genomics and social environments, she said.

Here again is research in support of how gene expression responds to learning (see “I” am learned).


LEARNING>EVOLVED BRAINS

Changes in monkey’s social status affect their genes =  learning affects genes.

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