Cultural trauma and epigenetic inheritance

  title={Cultural trauma and epigenetic inheritance},
  author={Amy L. Lehrner and Rachel Yehuda},
  journal={Development and Psychopathology},
  pages={1763 - 1777}
Abstract The question of whether and how the effects of cultural trauma can be transmitted intergenerationally from parents to offspring, or even to later generations, has evoked interest and controversy in academic and popular forums. Recent methodological advances have spurred investigations of potential epigenetic mechanisms for this inheritance, representing an exciting area of emergent research. Epigenetics has been described as the means through which environmental influences “get under… 

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