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How can natural selection in the womb explain health problems in adulthood

05 December 2018 Author: MolEpi

Bas Heijmans and Elmar Tobi in collaboration with researchers of University of Lund (Sweden), Wageningen University and Research (The Netherlands) and Columbia University (USA) published in Cell Reports about how selection of random epigenetic differences causes particular embryos to survive under adverse conditions in the womb.

The full article ‘Selective survival of embryos can explain DNA methylation signatures of adverse prenatal environments' can be found at the Cell Reports website. The official press release of the LUMC under the link. 

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