Pesticide linked to three generations of genetic damage
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No one’s used the pesticide Methoxychlor for more than a decade but according to a new study, it may be harming people for generations to come. A group of researchers at Washington State University have discovered new effects from the pesticide that reach into a subject’s epigenome, affecting children and even grandchildren of the initial subject. That ancestral exposure can contribute to in adult onset kidney disease, ovarian disease, and obesity in later generations.