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Molecular Drivers of Arsenic-Induced Diabetes
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Arsenic Exposure Before Conception May Trigger Diabetes in Male Offspring
Research Brief - April 2021
Exposure to inorganic arsenic before conception can alter metabolic outcomes in the offspring of mice, with different effects among males and females, according to a new study. Researchers reported, for the first time, a link between changes in gene expression in parents' reproductive cells and diabetic indicators in offspring.