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BIRTH DEFECT RESEARCH

Study Links Autism to Epigenetic Changes in Dads’ Sperm

“If epigenetic changes are being passed from fathers to their children, we should be able to detect them in sperm,” says coauthor Daniele Fallin. Dr. Fallin directs the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities, at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School...
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Evidence points to link between phthalates, male sexual development

Meet the Phthalates
The study showed that two molecules — mono-n-butyl and monobenzyl phthalate — which are produced when phthalates are ingested, were significantly associated with lower levels of hCG hormone in women carrying male babies. Evidence continues to mount that phthalates, a family of...
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Operation Orange Heart: Scrap metal recycling program to raise funds for Agent Orange study

Dick Phenneger never imagined that scrap metal would rise to the top of the options pile to help fund a study of veterans and their families affected by the Agent Orange herbicide. Phenneger’s local nonprofit, Veteran Services Transparency (VST), has launched the Orange...
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Newborn Screening for Critical Congenital Heart Disease: Potential Roles of Birth Defects Surveillance Programs — United States, 2010–2011

Universal newborn screening is the practice of screening every newborn for certain serious genetic, endocrine, and metabolic conditions, as well as functional disorders that are not apparent at birth. Through early identification and treatment, newborn screening provides an...
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REGISTER NOW: IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO CHILDREN OF VIETNAM VETERANS

  Vietnam Veterans of America Agent Orange/Dioxin Committee is asking the children of Vietnam veterans exposed to Agent Orange; adult children (we recommend you register your children also) who are ill and/or have birth defects, learning disabilities and/or mental health...
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Research: Dioxin stimulates RANTES expression in an in-vitro model of endometriosis

The industrial contaminant 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD) is associated with inflammatory disorders in women and other mammals. In monkeys, exposure to dioxin correlates directly with an increased prevalence and severity of endometriosis (Rier et al., 1993; Yang et...
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Epigenetic Research: Jet Fuel, Plastics Exposures Cause Disease in Later Generations; Reproductive Diseases, Obesity

The study, said Skinner, “provides additional support for the possibility that environmental toxicants can promote the epigenetic transgenerational inheritance of disease.” “Your great-grandmothers exposures during pregnancy may cause disease in you, while you...
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Epigenetic reprogramming: Research discovers how epigenetic information could be inherited

However, it is not yet clear what consequences, if any, epigenetic inheritance might have in humans. Further studies should give us a clearer understanding of the extent to which heritable traits can be derived from epigenetic inheritance, and not just from genes. That could have...
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