Study links ASD to epigenetic changes to dad's sperm

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Study links ASD to epigenetic changes to dad's sperm

Postby kulkulkan » Wed Apr 15, 2015 2:36 pm

https://www.autismspeaks.org/science/sc ... 0%99-sperm

Findings suggest that fathers’ exposure to environmental hazards may alter gene activity in ways that predispose children to autism
April 15, 2015

Researchers have found tell-tale “epigenetic” changes in the DNA from the sperm of men whose children have early signs of autism. These changes – which are likely passed on to offspring – may reflect, in part, the men’s exposure to environmental hazards.


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http://ije.oxfordjournals.org/content/e ... l.pdf+html

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