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The Case for Inheritance of Epigenetic Changes in Chromosomes

Harmful chemicals, stress and other influences can permanently alter which genes are turned on without changing any of the genes' code. Now, it appears, some of these “epigenetic” changes are passed down to—and may cause disease in— future generations

July 15, 2014 — Michael K. Skinner

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