Curious Minds: Can You Inherit Stress on Your DNA?

Do the experiences of your father leave a mark on your genes? Can trauma be passed down from generation to generation?

Neuroscientist Bianca Jones Marlin, PhD, has been combing the DNA of mice to explore these questions, bringing us one step closer to understanding our full genetic inheritance. Her research in the lab of Nobel laureate and Zuckerman Institute codirector Richard Axel, MD, has set her on the path to becoming a principal investigator at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.

— Anne Holden. This video is part of Curious Minds, a video series highlighting students and early-career scientists at Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute.

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