ERIC Number: EJ545918
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1997
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Suppose It Were a Genetic Disorder?
Krugman, Richard D.
Child Abuse & Neglect: The International Journal, v21 n3 p245-46 Mar 1997
This editorial contemplates some of the implications of the possibility that child abuse and neglect might be a genetic disorder by describing a 1996 study (Brown, et al.) that seemed to identify a nurturing gene in mice and described the symptoms of its absence. Parallels between mouse and human displays of non-nurturing behavior are discussed. (PB)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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