Yasmin Hurd, THC, Cocaine

I saw this addiction-specialized neuroscientist speak at the NIH yesterday, and her work at Mount Sinai so audacious and powerful. She  studies how drug behaviors are passed on through generations. This is an excerpt from the TIME cover story that featured her research:

“When she analyzed the brains of the rats, she also found differences in the neural circuitry of the ones with drug-using parents. Even the grandkids have begun to show behavioral differences in how they seek out rewards. ‘This data tells us we are passing on more things that happen during our lifetimes to our kids and grandkids,’ Hurd explains, though it remains unclear how those changes manifest in humans. ‘I wasn’t expecting these results, and it’s fascinating.'”

TIME article:

The Great Pot Experiment – TIME

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