Dads Pass On More Than Genetics in Their Sperm

Eat poorly, and your body will remember—and possibly pass the consequences onto your kids. In the past several years, mounting evidence has shown that sperm can take note of a father’s lifestyle decisions, and transfer this baggage to offspring. Today, in two complementary studies, scientists tell us how.

Tags: biology, DNA (deoxyribonucleic-acid), epigenetics, genes, RNA (ribonucleic-acid), science, and sperm

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Creator(s): Katherine J. Wu (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/author/katherine-j-wu/)

Publication Date: 2018, Jul 26th


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https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/dads-pass-more-genetics-their-sperm-180969760/?fbclid=IwAR0BK6U00s5zLoWDAekOfMx6-uD-PMkuV-N7494_FIujdVhk3vbWo-5eF9g#BvJW6BefISS3L3wh.99

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