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
Creator(s): Katherine J. Wu (https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/author/katherine-j-wu/)
Publication Date: 2018, Jul 26th