Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Leaves Its Lasting Mark On The Child's Genetic Make-Up

Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Leaves Its Lasting Mark On The Child’s Genetic Make-Up

If mothers smoke during pregnancy, they influence the epigenetic programming of their unborn child's genetic make-up in the long term. This may give rise to an increased risk of the development of disease risks later in the child's life. Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig, the German Cancer Research Center… Continue reading Maternal Smoking During Pregnancy Leaves Its Lasting Mark On The Child’s Genetic Make-Up