This news is based on the following article: Abraham E, Rousseaux S, Agier L, et al. Pregnancy exposure to atmospheric pollution and meteorological conditions and placental DNA methylation. Environ Int 2018 ; 118 : 334-47. doi : 10.1016/j.envint.2018.05.007
This study, exploring the epigenetic effects of air pollution on the DNA of placenta cells, highlights the particular sensitivity of a gene previously identified for its involvement in the pathophysiology of preeclampsia and fetal growth restriction. In addition to the main result, this investigation suggests avenues for further research.
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