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Exposure to toxins makes great-granddaughters more susceptible to stress


August 25, 2014

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According to a new study by researchers from The University of Texas at Austin and Washington State University, male and female rats are affected differently by ancestral exposure to a common fungicide, vinclozolin. Female rats whose great-grandparents were exposed to vinclozolin become much more vulnerable to stress, becoming more anxious and preferring the company of novel females to familiar females.Full Story

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University of Texas at Austin

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