Behavioral epigenetics

Barry M. Lester, Edward Tronick, Eric Nestler, Ted Abel, Barry Kosofsky, Christopher W. Kuzawa, Carmen J. Marsit, Ian Maze, Michael J. Meaney, Lisa M. Monteggia, Johannes M.H.M. Reul, David H. Skuse, J. David Sweatt, Marcelo A. Wood

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Sponsored by the New York Academy of Sciences, the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and the University of Massachusetts Boston, "Behavioral Epigenetics" was held on October 29-30, 2010 at the University of Massachusetts Boston Campus Center, Boston, Massachusetts. This meeting featured speakers and panel discussions exploring the emerging field of behavioral epigenetics, from basic biochemical and cellular mechanisms to the epigenetic modulation of normative development, developmental disorders, and psychopathology. This report provides an overview of the research presented by leading scientists and lively discussion about the future of investigation at the behavioral epigenetic level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-33
Number of pages20
JournalAnnals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Issue number1
StatePublished - May 2011


  • Behavior
  • Chromosome
  • Epigenetics
  • Gene regulation
  • Methylation
  • Transcription


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