This Week in PLOS

Relaxation practices such as yoga, meditation, and repetitive prayer are associated with shifts in the expression of metabolic, immune, and stress response pathways genes, according to a study in PLOS One. A Massachusetts-led team did array-based gene expression analyses on blood samples from 26 healthy individuals over eight weeks, as each embarked on a relaxation response program.

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