Touch affects babies at molecular level, find researchers

Times of India featured UBC research that discovered the amount of close and comforting contact infants receive from their caregivers impacts children at the molecular level.

Michael Kobor, a professor in UBC’s department of medical genetics, and colleagues discovered that children who were distressed as babies had “a molecular profile in their cells that was underdeveloped for their age.”

A similar story appeared in the Miami Herald.