Organisms remember ancestral environmental chemical exposure

May 22, 2018

In this new study, Camacho and colleagues reveal that exposure to the plastic Bisphenol A causes a transgenerational impact on fertility that last for 5 generations. The authors also dissect the epigenetic machinery behind this effect and were able to reverse the inheritance of the effect. The work can be found in Cell Reports here: 

https://www.cell.com/cell-reports/abstract/S2211-1247(18)30637-5

 

 

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