Epigenetics proof: Mother’s diet selectively silences genes of offspring

A study published April 29 in the journal Nature Communications has provided the first proof that a mother’s diet can change the expression of genes in her unborn child. The study was conducted by researchers from the Medical Research Council (MRC) International Nutrition Group at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the…

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Everything We Think We Know About Genes Is Wrong

First of all, *they* told us that if it’s written in our genes, we’re stuck with it … and so if great-great-great-great-great-great Aunt Agatha suffered from piles, we’re likely to suffer from piles too and there’s nothing we can do about it. Then it turned out that all that was wrong … we can in…

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