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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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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 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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Agent Orange Genetic Testing for Disabled Children of Vietnam Veterans

  I get emails daily with a wide variety of questions.  One of the most common questions is if genetic testing is available which will detect Agent Orange in dependents of Vietnam veterans exposed.  Many children of Vietnam veterans & their families want to have their...
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Men Exposed To Harmful Cosmetics

  Dr. Ann Blake, a Molecular Genetics expert from the University of Oregon, USA and a member of the Green Ribbon Science Panel of California’s Environmental Protection Agency talked about the presence of major chemicals in cosmetics such as lead in lipstick, mercury...
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Identifying genetic mutations can give insight about risks

  Inherited mutations in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 are the most common cause of hereditary breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. The mutations also increase the risk of ovarian cancer, said Pamela Brock, a certified genetic counselor with Baptist Hospital...
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Chemical exposures cause child IQ losses that rival major diseases.

    Three common environmental chemicals– lead, organophosphate pesticides and methylmercury– may have effects on children's IQ in the overall population to the impacts of major medical conditions such as preterm birth or ADHD – two of the most...
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AO Research: Fertility, reproduction, and genetic disease: studies on the mutagenic effects of environmental agents on mammalian germ cells.

The supposition that exposure to mutagenic chemicals contributes to the occurrence of new mutations in the human population is strongly supported by the results from animal models. Such studies clearly demonstrate the potential of environmental chemicals to induce mutations in...
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BPA: The link between impotency and heart disease.

      Now suspecting that toxic chemical BPA, known to wreck male potency, may also be linked to heart disease. People with higher urine concentrations of Bisphenol A or BPA, a toxic compound widely used in plastic bottles, food and beverage packaging, were at a...
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