Topic: epigenetics

The Epigenetics of Milk-Making: Why a Few Atoms Matter

The Epigenetics of Milk-Making: Why a Few Atoms Matter

Last month in SPLASH!, we learned that early life conditions can influence a cow’s future milk production (see Katie Hinde’s article). But how does this happen? Why does the amount of energy available to a female fetus or calf influence how much milk her mammary gland produces later in life? Read More...

Do offspring inherit more than genes?

Do offspring inherit more than genes?

What if the saying "you are what you eat" became "you are what you and your parents ate"? The written slate of life's experiences may not be completely wiped clean between generations. How would this knowledge influence our behavior as humans? How would it change livestock production systems? Read More...

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