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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