Ancestral alcohol consumption may influence your drinking behavior and responses to stress
Aging, Environment, & DiseaseImprinting and Inheritance

Ancestral alcohol consumption may influence your drinking behavior and responses to stress

Gregg E. Homanics, PhD Gregory Rompala University of Pittsburgh It has long been assumed that the father’s lifestyle choices prior to conception bared little consequence for the health of his children since DNA is largely unchanged over the lifespan. However, many controlled studies in genetically identical rodents have shown that …

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Aging, Environment, & DiseaseDNA Methylation and Hydroxymethylation

Epigenetic Programming of Stress

Written by Patrick McGowan and Sophie St-Cyr – University of Toronto Scarborough Maternal effects can lead to important changes in the long-term phenotype of their offspring. These changes are often associated to a stressful prenatal or early postnatal environment that lead offspring to display altered physical defenses (increased egg size …

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