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Fungicide Causing Unusual Epigenetic Changes In Rats

Epigenetic changes (inherited changes in gene regulation that occur without a change in DNA sequence) caused by a common fruit fungicide (Vinclozolin) are dramatically affecting the mating behavior of rats, say researchers from the University of Texas at Austin. They found that female rats avoid males whose great-grandfathers were exposed to the fungicide, preferring instead […]

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