Topic: Epigenetics

Exposure to Environmental Contaminants Today Can Influence Behavior Generations Later

May 22, 2012

Exposure to chemicals has the ability to influence behavior of offspring several generations after the initial exposure, according to a new study published by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University.

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Paternal Diet Can Affect Genes and Health of Offspring, Research Suggests

Dec. 23, 2010

Environmental influences experienced by a father can be passed down to the next generation, "reprogramming" how genes function in offspring, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) have discovered.

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Plants 'Remember' Winter to Bloom in Spring With Help of Special Molecule

Dec. 7, 2010

The role a key molecule plays in a plant's ability to remember winter, and therefore bloom in the spring, has been identified by University of Texas at Austin scientists.

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