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Neuroscience: In their nurture

Can epigenetics underlie the enduring effects of a mother's love? Lizzie Buchen investigates the criticisms of a landmark study and the controversial field to which it gave birth.

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Lizzie Buchen is a freelance writer based in San Francisco, California.

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Buchen, L. Neuroscience: In their nurture. Nature 467, 146–148 (2010).

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