Early Developmental Experiences Influence DNA (image) Salk Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption Mothering style influences the degree to which DNA is mobilized in offspring's brains, with offspring of more attentive mothers experiencing less gene movement, and offspring of less attentive mothers experiencing more gene movement. Pictured are cells in the mouse hippocampus (whose nuclei are stained blue) that underwent mobilization of the L1 gene (green). Credit Salk Institute Usage Restrictions with credit and related coverage. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.