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Early Experiences Can Alter Gene Expression and Affect Long-Term Development

Early experiences can affect how and if genes are expressed. Children’s early environmental influences shape their developing brain architecture and strongly affect whether they grow up to be healthy, productive members of society. This working paper from the National Scientific Council on the Developing Child explains why it is important that society thinks carefully about young children’s early surroundings and experiences.

Suggested citation: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child (2010). Early Experiences Can Alter Gene Expression and Affect Long-Term Development: Working Paper No. 10. Retrieved from www.developingchild.harvard.edu.

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Early Experiences Can Alter Gene Expression and Affect Long-Term Development: Working Paper No. 10

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