Chernobyl damaged children's genes

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 04 May 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1119
  1. Owen Dyer

    Children born into families affected by the radioactive fallout from Chernobyl have been found to have germline mutations. Research published in Nature (380:683-6) provides possibly the first evidence that radiation damage can be passed through germline cells on to future generations. Dr Yuri Dubrova of the N I Vavilov Institute of General …

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