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Epigenetics: Mom’s smoking alters baby’s DNA


From ScienceDaily:

A study of over 6,000 mothers and their newborn children — one of the largest studies of its kind — solidifies the evidence that smoking cigarettes while pregnant chemically modifies a fetus’ DNA, mirroring patterns seen in adult smokers. The researchers also identify new development-related genes affected by smoking. The work suggests a potential explanation for the link between smoking during pregnancy and health complications in children. More.

Some SJWs have complained that all this epigenetics stuff could harm women’s rights because they will be put under pressure or expected to behave in approved ways while pregnant.

<em>Teapot</em> Cobalt Blue Huh? It comes down to whether or not a person actually wants to know what’s going on.

Women get blamed for all sorts of things anyway. It would be nice if now and then there was something in it. Study.

See also: Epigenetic change: Lamarck, wake up, you’re wanted in the conference room!

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