Could Living in a Mentally Enriching Environment Change Your Genes?
When mice are exposed to enriched environments, their offspring can overcome genetic defects that impair long-term memory.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jennifer L. Barredo and Katherine E. Deeg are graduate students in the Neuroscience Department at Brown University.