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Did Holocaust Survivors Pass on Trauma through their Genes to their Children?

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Many have wondered if the trauma suffered by Holocaust Survivors, or any victims of emotionally and physically traumatic experiences, can be passed on to second and even third generation offspring. Fascinating new research in the field of Epigenetics (tags left on genes that change their functioning and can be passed on to offspring) show that this may be the case. Hear from leading international researcher and practitioner Dr. Rachel Yehuda, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and Director of the Mental Health Patient Care Center of the Bronx Veterans Affairs Hospital in New York City, whose work started here in Cleveland 25 years ago studying area Survivors.