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Bullying Can Cause Social Stress in Monkeys, University of Chicago Study



4/10/2012 7:15:24 AM

The ranking of a monkey within her social environment and the stress accompanying that status dramatically alters the expression of nearly 1,000 genes, a new scientific study reports. The research is the first to demonstrate a link between social status and genetic regulation in primates on a genome-wide scale, revealing a strong, plastic link between social environment and biology.

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