Mothers can pass traits to offspring through bacteria’s DNA

A new study in mice has shown that the DNA of bacteria that live in the body can pass a trait to offspring in a way similar to the parents’ own DNA. According to researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, the discovery means scientists need to consider a significant new factor — the DNA of microbes passed from mother to child — in their efforts to understand how genes influence illness and health. —> Read More Here


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