Epigenetics: a link between addiction and social environment

@article{Ajonijebu2017EpigeneticsAL,
  title={Epigenetics: a link between addiction and social environment},
  author={Duyilemi Chris Ajonijebu and Oualid Abboussi and Vivienne Ann Russell and Musa Vuyisile Mabandla and W. M. Daniels},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences},
  year={2017},
  volume={74},
  pages={2735-2747}
}
The detrimental effects of drug abuse are apparently not limited to individuals but may also impact the vulnerability of their progenies to develop addictive behaviours. Epigenetic signatures, early life experience and environmental factors, converge to influence gene expression patterns in addiction phenotypes and consequently may serve as mediators of behavioural trait transmission between generations. The majority of studies investigating the role of epigenetics in addiction do not consider… CONTINUE READING
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