Could binge drinking have epigenetic consequences for offspring?

Written by Lauren Pulling

At SfN’s recent Neuroscience 2016 congress (San Diego, CA, USA; 12–16 November 2016), we saw a wealth of new research exploring the role that epigenetics may play in numerous neurological disorders, as well as how epigenetic patterns can both be passed to, and impact, future generations. The Society for Neuroscience highlighted a number of abstracts in this area, including one from Annadorothea (Andie) Asimes and colleagues from Loyola University (IL, USA). Following the conference, we chatted to Andie in more detail about her work on binge alcohol consumption in adolescence and how the epigenetic consequences of this can lead to...

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