Pollution tied to asthma-related genetic changes in womb

02/16/2009 | BBC

A new study of umbilical cord blood found evidence that a pregnant woman's exposure to compounds in traffic fumes was linked to changes in the baby's ACSL3 gene, which was tied to asthma symptoms at age five. Researchers said the findings need to be confirmed, but could aid in earlier diagnosis of pollution-related asthma.

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