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Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease

Epigenetic change causes fruit fly babies to inherit diet-induced heart disease

Scientists have identified an epigenetic marker and two genes that caused heart failure in the children and grandchildren of fruit flies with high-fat-diet-induced heart dysfunction. Reversing the epigenetic modification or over-expressing the two genes protected subsequent generations from the negative heart effects of their parents' diet.

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