A new study by researchers at UC Santa Cruz shows how a common type of epigenetic modification can be transmitted via sperm not only from parents to offspring, but to the next generation (“grandoffspring”) as well. This is called “transgenerational epigenetic inheritance,” and it may explain how a person’s health and development could be influenced by the experiences of his or her parents and grandparents.
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Original story from UCSC Newscenter.
UCSC Newscenter — In experiments with worms, researchers showed that epigenetic marks on sperm chromosomes affect gene expression and development in offspring.