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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How to pass on fit and fabulous genes to your grandchildren

Scientists discovered around 20 years ago that the effects of stress could be passed to future generations through changes to the DNA. This was quite a shock to many at the time. And more recently, laboratory tests have shown that stress-mutated DNA could be playing a role in specific chronic conditions and ailments.

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