The Chinese researchers found that certain acquired disorders were stored in tiny RNA molecules, which were previously believed to only play minor roles in transmitting genetic information. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Supersize me and my kids: metabolic disorders caused by high-fat diet can be passed on to offspring, study finds

Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences find in an experiment with mice that health problems related to behavioural or environmental changes can be transmitted to children, triggering fears of a ‘smog-affected’ generation in China

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The Chinese researchers found that certain acquired disorders were stored in tiny RNA molecules, which were previously believed to only play minor roles in transmitting genetic information. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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