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Genetics: Smoking & Abuse

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Cynthia’s mother smoked heavily during her pregnancy. Cynthia also experienced varying degrees of early childhood neglect.

These circumstances could most likely result in

A

significant changes with Cynthia’s DNA structure, negatively impacting her development in adolescence.

B

the formation of epigenetic marks, which can alter Cynthia’s gene expression for certain traits.

C

gene mutation of an undesirable trait which could affect her development.

D

natural selection of some undesirable traits for Cynthia.

E

an alteration of Cynthia’s genome.