Risk, Resilience & Gene-Environmental Interplay in Primates

Stephen Suomi, PhD

Serve and Return, Stress, Addiction, Brain Architecture

June 2010

Dr. Stephen Suomi, from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, discusses the role of genes, the environment, and gene-environment interactions using the example of rhesus monkeys reared in naturalistic settings. The presentation focuses on differences between monkeys reared by their mothers and monkeys reared by their peers, demonstrating that the latter results in maladaptive behaviours and differences in gene expression.


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