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Studies published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics shows that smoking affects human genome. Researchers have conducted a meta-analysis of genome-wide DNA methylation using samples of 16,000 participants. DNA methylation is an epigenetic mechanism that methyl groups are added to DNA without any interruption of DNA sequence. Methylation can …

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A large international study has revealed that smoking during pregnancy may change the DNA of the developing fetus to a smoker’s DNA. Co-senior author Dr. Stephanie London at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) released a report that smoking during pregnancy affects fetal DNA to change …

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