The Power of Touch: Enough to Change Your DNA?
Does touch change your DNA? That’s what I’m investigating in this blog. I’ll break down the key findings of a 2017 research study, Moore, Sarah R., et al. “Epigenetic Correlates of Neonatal Contact in Humans.” Development and Psychopathology, vol. 29, no. 05, 2017, pp. 1517–1538., doi:10.1017/s0954579417001213. Basically, there’s been a lot of animal research (especially with rats) that’s looked at how touch in infancy effects DNA later on and these researchers wanted to expl