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Poor Boys Living in Mixed-Income Housing More Likely to Fight, Lie, and Steal

Governmental housing policies have assumed that mixed-income communities benefit low-income residents. But a new study led by Candice Odgers found that low-income boys growing up in more affluent neighborhoods engage in more anti-social behavior than their peers living in high-poverty neighborhoods.

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Genetic Clue Points to Most Vulnerable Children

Some children are more sensitive to their environments, for better and for worse. Now Duke University researchers have identified a gene variant that may serve as a marker for these children, who are among society’s most vulnerable. “The findings are a step toward understanding the biology of what makes a child particularly sensitive to positive and negative environments,” said Dustin Albert. “This gives us an important clue about some of the children who need help the most.” The findings were drawn from two decades worth of data from the Fast Track Project.

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