The chronic stress of living in neighborhoods with high rates of violence and poverty alters gene activity in immune cells, according to a new study of low-income single Black mothers on the South Side of Chicago.

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The paper “Transcriptomic analyses of black women in neighborhoods with high levels of violence” is available online.
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2021.105174

The original article by the Illinois News Bureau can be found here.