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UC Santa Cruz Researchers Uncover Epigenetic Inheritance via Sperm

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ZME Science reporter Tibi Puiu reports that the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSF) researchers have uncovered that epigenetic marks can be transmitted from parents to offspring.  Epigenetic markets represent changes in gene expressions that do not involve underlying DNA sequence.  Rather than alter DNA sequences of genes (blueprint of life) they involve chemical changes including methylation of DNA and covalent modification of histone proteins that bundle DNA in the chromosomes.

Lead Research/Investigator

Susan Strome

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