3 Mar 2019

Tatjana Buklijas: Trauma passed on through genes

From Sunday Morning, 9:40 am on 3 March 2019
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Liggins Institute researcher Dr Tatjana Buklijas has been looking into  the growing knowledge of intergenerational trauma - the idea that the effects of trauma can be passed on to the next generation, experience written into your DNA. She's been part of the team looking at how genes are damaged when a person goes through extreme trauma and that fault is then inherited by the children. Dr Buklijas explains what they've discovered and how DNA is impacted by trauma.