Environmental stressors such as drugs and smoking can affect the molecular coherence of human germline, that is, the genetic and epigenetic programming contained within our egg and sperm, causing pathology in offspring. We aim to educate the public, researchers, and regulators about this under-appreciated source of risk.
• Bugs in the Program: why non-genetic inheritance should be a priority in autism research
• Studies demonstrating nongenetic inheritance
• Nomination of germ cell impacts of general anesthetic gases to National Toxicology Program
• Learn about our grants