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Worm studies investigate how grandparents' experiences can affect our genes

20:00 EDT 21 Jun 2017 | AAAS

(University of California - Santa Cruz) Studies of human populations suggest that our health and longevity could be affected by the diets and experiences of our grandparents. But the exact nature of these effects and how they are transmitted across generations remain unclear. In Susan Strome's lab at UC Santa Cruz, research on a tiny roundworm called C. elegans is helping to solve this puzzle.

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