Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice
Nicotine’s Effects Passed On Through Generations of Mice

Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.

Male rodents exposed to nicotine had changes in sperm genome methylation and produced pups and grandpups with abnormal behavior.

transgenerational epigenetic inheritance
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 21, 2018
Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.  
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Birds With Older Fathers Have Shorter Telomeres, Lifespans
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2018
The findings contradict what has been observed in humans.  
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Study Finds Epigenetic Differences Between Hatchery-Raised and Wild-Born Salmon
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
The variation may help explain why stocked salmon don’t fare as well in the ocean.
Transgenerational Trauma Passed Down from WWII Evacuees
Transgenerational Trauma Passed Down from WWII Evacuees
Jef Akst | Nov 29, 2017
The daughters of Finnish women separated from their parents as children during World War II have higher rates of psychiatric hospitalization than those born to women who had not been evacuated.
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Epigenetic Inheritance in Nematodes
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2017
The memory of a temperature spike can persist for as many as 14 generations in C. elegans.
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Worms’ Epigenetic Memories
Catherine Offord | Jul 16, 2017
When kept at warmer temperatures for five generations, C. elegans showed evidence of “remembering” that experience for up to 14 generations.
Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought
Transgenerational Epigenetics Prepares Plants for Drought
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Plants grown in dry soil produce offspring that are hardier in drought conditions, and DNA methylation appears responsible. 
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Study: Rat Moms’ Diets Affect Offspring Obesity Risk
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2016
Female rats fed a typical Western diet had offspring that were at higher risk of obesity than moms fed low-fat, high-grain meals.
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Obesity, Diabetes, and Epigenetic Inheritance
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2016
Disease risk can be transmitted epigenetically via egg and sperm cells, a mouse study shows.