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Banned Pesticide DDT Is Still Killing California Condors

Banned Pesticide DDT Is Still Killing California Condors

Just one week after the California legislature voted to ban lead ammunition to protect California condors from the toxic substance, which they can consume via carcasses shot by hunters, new research shows that the critically endangered birds are also still at risk from another long-banned toxic substance: the pesticide DDT.

September 20, 2013 — John R. Platt

The Case for Inheritance of Epigenetic Changes in Chromosomes

Harmful chemicals, stress and other influences can permanently alter which genes are turned on without changing any of the genes' code. Now, it appears, some of these “epigenetic” changes are passed down to—and may cause disease in— future generations

July 15, 2014 — Michael K. Skinner