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07/05/2017 - Campus Can Ruti

Environmental ‘memories’ passed on for 14 generations

Scientists at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG)in Barcelona and the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute and The Institute for Health Science Research Germans Trias i Pujol (IGTP)in Badalona, Spain, have discovered that the impact of environmental change can be passed on in the genes of tiny nematode worms for at least 14 generations - the most that has ever been seen in animals. The findings will be published on Friday 21st April in the journal Science.

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