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Scientists Are Discovering How Trauma Can Be Inherited

Traumatic experiences can be shared across generations. Is there a way to stop the legacy of pain?

Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli

AA boy and his baby brother hide in a forest for months, sleeping in a hole dug underground. They must keep silent to avoid attracting the attention of the soldiers who have invaded their village; but one day…

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Dana G Smith

Dana G Smith

Health and science writer • PhD in 🧠 • Words in Scientific American, STAT, The Atlantic, The Guardian • Award-winning Covid-19 coverage for Elemental