The collaborative study funded by the US Department of Agriculture studied children born in the West African nation of Gambia. They found that children conceived when food is less available during the peak of the rainy season in August and September exhibited an increase in DNA methylation.
|Same Genes but a Different Kink in the Tail|
While a mutation in the axin gene called axin-fused
produces mice with kinky tails, the degree of kinkiness
varies among genetically identical littermates
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Article: Season of Conception in Rural Gambia Affects DNA Methylation at Putative Human Metastable Epialleles