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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Earlier studies in mice by ARS molecular geneticist Robert Waterland showed that the mother’s diet before and during pregnancy affects DNA methylation in her offspring, leading to permanent changes in the function of certain genes.


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Last Modified: 8/13/2016
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