Genetic sensitivity to the environment, across lifetime.

The Behavioral and brain sciences

PubMedID: 23095389

Homberg JR. Genetic sensitivity to the environment, across lifetime. Behav Brain Sci. 2012;35(5):368.
The target article by Charney convincingly argues that genomic plasticity perinatally induced by the environment creates a complication in determining which parts of behavior are attributed to nature and which to nurture. I argue that real life is even more complex because (1) genotype influences sensitivity to environmental stimuli, and (2) the genome continues to be modified throughout life.