Saturday, June 04, 2005

Study Points to Role of Toxins in Inherited Disease

A disease you are suffering today could be a result of your great-grandmother being exposed to an environmental toxin during pregnancy.
Researchers at Washington State University reached that remarkable conclusion after finding that environmental toxins can alter the activity of an animal’s genes in a way that is transmitted through at least four generations after the exposure. Their discovery suggests that toxins may play a role in heritable diseases that were previously thought to be caused solely by genetic mutations.

this hardly seems like it should be a break through...

posted by ryan griffis  # 4:38 PM

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