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Scientists Find Link Between Lead Poisoning and Reduced Gene Expression

News   Aug 10, 2020 | Original story from Hokkaido University

 
Scientists Find Link Between Lead Poisoning and Reduced Gene Expression

Blood Lead Levels (BLLs) were measured in children from 5 townships in Kabwe and, independently, the prevalence of aberrant promoter methylation of ALAD and p16 genes was assessed using methylation specific PCR (MSP). The association between the two variables was statistically analysed and showed a correlation between them. (Yared B. Yohannes et al., Environmental Research, June 05, 2020). Credit: Yared B. Yohannes et al., Environmental Research, June 05, 2020.

 
 
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