Hostile people may be born to smoke study finds – but only when they have a disease
The new research adds to a growing body of research claiming that children born to smoke-troubled mothers are more likely to have children prone to asthma later on than children born to non-smokers.
They are also much more likely to become addicted to cigarettes and alcohol if their parents smoke.
Experts have known for more than a decade that a small group of mothers with heavy smoking habits are likely to have an increased risk of premature birth, low birth weight and poor cognitive development.
But now researchers from Britain’s University of Exeter have taken a comprehensive look at the issue from a genetic and epigenetic perspective.
Lead researcher Prof Dr Karen J. MacGregor told MailOnline she hopes their study will ”revolutionise our understanding of the genetic underpinnings” of asthma and what factors are associat바카라 토토ed with their development.
’Epigenetic inheritance’: genetics explains how your genes can change the way you respond to your environment
She said: ’The new evidence highlights an impor타이 산 카지노tant potential area of research – where we look at what may be affecting how early exposure to environmental factors are affected.
’Epigenetic inheritance is the genetic basis of everything: where we have different genes, we have different effects.’
Prof MacGregor was involved in the landmark study last year, when her team of researchers led by Dr Mark Ritchie, of the Royal Veterinary College in the UK, identified the first smoking-related gene that affects airway physiology.
But the study was hampered by the fact that they only looked at twins – only one of which has a smoking mother.
’I think it was important to put people together – not just study groups – to look at what’s going on,’ Dr MacGregor said.
’We can say if something is there but it’s hard to assess, it may be a gene.
’It helps us understand what the causes are, as well as looking at the genes and how they interact. It is quite exciting to understand more.’
Her team were also able to take an epigenetic 일본 카지노 오픈approach with smoking.
The research, published in the journal Nature, discovered that the genes linked to smoking, known as the gene-environment interaction mechanism (GREIM), were not inherited through a mother’s DNA but rather through a complex network of DNA methylation changes carried on to her X chromosome.
After the research team isolated the genes that were affected the