The Epigenetics Heretic

Jocelyn is a staff writer for Science magazine.

Michael Skinner is a polarizing figure in an already contentious area of biology—transgenerational epigenetic inheritance. To some scientists, Skinner is a pioneer whose rat studies have uncovered a new and exciting potential driver of evolution, as well as a troubling route by which one generation's exposure to chemicals could contribute to diseases such as obesity and infertility in their descendants. But others are skeptical.

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