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Social Disadvantage Creates Genetic Wear and Tear

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Notterman and Colter Mitchell about their paper titled, "Social Disadvantage, Genetic Sensitivity and Children's Telomere Length," which was published online April 7 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Their study found that the genetic weathering effects of disadvantage can be seen by the age of 9. Read More

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Christopher Bergland is a world-class endurance athlete, coach, author, and political activist.


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