Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Timely Research in South Korea on Hereditary Effects of Radiation Damage


NHK: Hereditary effects of radiation to be studied http://www3.nhk.or.jp/daily/english/20120808_23.html

[Excerpted] Children born to South Korean survivors of the 1945 atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki will take part in a new study. It will investigate whether their illnesses are linked to their parents' exposure to radiation....

...Professor Emeritus Nomura says the hereditary effects of radiation exposure have already been proven in animal experiments. He says he will work with South Korea to lead to more understanding.

Experts at the Japan-US organization Radiation Effects Research Foundation in Hiroshima say the genetic impact of the 1945 atomic bombings has not yet been determined....

Majia Here: Some of my past research on the hereditary implications of DNA damage from radiation:

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/burdening-species-with-genetic.html

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/05/mutations-germ-line-mosaicism.html


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