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GENETIC RESEARCH

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race
As a young U.S. Army soldier during World War II, Rollins Edwards knew better than to refuse an assignment. When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn’t complain. None of them did. Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a...
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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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Study links genetics, anti nerve-agent pills to Gulf War illness

Pyridostigmine Bromide (PB)
A small research study at Baylor University has identified a genetic difference between veterans who developed symptoms of Gulf War illness after deploying to that 1990-91 conflict and those who deployed but didn’t get sick. The finding — touted as the first “direct...
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Genetic Research: Discovery of human genetic mutation could lead to new treatments for type 1 diabetes

  “Our findings reveal a potential mechanistic basis for the development of a treatment for type 1 diabetes and other autoimmune diseases.” says senior study author Marc Donath of University Hospital Basel. continue learning
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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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We’re in contact with uncontrolled chemicals

The 10 Americans were newborns. “Babies are coming into this world pre-polluted with toxic chemicals,” he said. More than 80,000 chemicals are in use today, and most have not been independently tested for safety, regulatory officials say. Yet we come in contact with...
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Revolution: Gene therapies can change a person’s DNA

Regulators yesterday approved the first therapy in the western world that can correct errors in a person’s genetic code. Joern Aldag, chief executive of Amsterdam-based uniQure, said more such treatments would follow and argued a high price was justified because gene...
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