What IVF babies told us about ‘nature vs nurture’

Parents: you are more important than genes! A study involving 1000 families from UK and USA found that children conceived through IVF inherited tendencies such as depression or aggression from their genetically non-related parents, based on how they were treated in early life. The authors of the study suggest: “Rather than blame children’s behaviour solely on the genes passed on from a biological parent to a child, look at the environments that children live in to understand better why some children develop behavioural problems while other children do not.”

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