Babies who get more cuddles seem to have their genetics changed for years afterwards

05 Apr 2018


Posted By: WE   |   Source: Development and Psychopathology   |   URL:

The amount of close and comforting contact that young infants get doesn’t just keep them warm, snug, and loved. A 2017 study says it can actually affect babies at the molecular level, and the effects can last for years.

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Institution: The research was published in Development and Psychopathology. A version of this article was first published in November 2017. Author: David Nield