We are accustomed to thinking about heritable conditions and diseases as depending completely on our genetic make-up. But research now suggests that prenatal exposures may have health effects that carry through for generations, even though the DNA of the genes remains unchanged. What should we know about epigenetic science, and what are the implications for our health? How can we best protect our children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren?
Guest: Michael Skinner, PhD, is Professor in the School of Biological Sciences of Washington State University in Pullman, Washington. His website is www.skinner.wsu.edu
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