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14.03.2016

Epigenetic germline inheritance of diet induced obesity and insulin resistance

Scientists from Helmholtz Zentrum München, in collaboration with researchers from Technical University of Munich and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD), have shown that diet-induced obesity and diabetes can be epigenetically inherited by the offspring via both the oocytes and the sperm. The results were recently published in the journal Nature Genetics.

For more information see the original publication: Huypens, P. et al. 2016. Epigenetic germline inheritance of diet induced obesity and insulin resistance, Nature Genetics, DOI: 10.1038/ng.3527 and the press release by the Helmholtz Zentrum.

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