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Maternal Ethanol Consumption Alters the Epigenotype and the Phenotype of Offspring in a Mouse Model

  • Nina Kaminen-Ahola,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia

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  • Arttu Ahola,

    Affiliations: Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia, Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  • Murat Maga,

    Affiliation: Division of Craniofacial Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Kylie-Ann Mallitt,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia

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  • Paul Fahey,

    Affiliation: Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia

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  • Timothy C. Cox,

    Affiliation: Division of Craniofacial Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America

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  • Emma Whitelaw,

    Affiliations: Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia, Griffith Medical Research College, Griffith University and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia

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  • Suyinn Chong mail

    suyinn.chong@qimr.edu.au

    Affiliations: Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia, Griffith Medical Research College, Griffith University and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia

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  • Published: January 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000811
  • Published in PLOS Genetics

About the Authors

Nina Kaminen-Ahola, Arttu Ahola, Kylie-Ann Mallitt, Paul Fahey, Emma Whitelaw, Suyinn Chong
Division of Genetics and Population Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia
Arttu Ahola
Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Murat Maga, Timothy C. Cox
Division of Craniofacial Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, United States of America
Emma Whitelaw, Suyinn Chong
Griffith Medical Research College, Griffith University and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: suyinn.chong@qimr.edu.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: NKA EW SC. Performed the experiments: NKA AA MM KAM TCC SC. Analyzed the data: NKA AA MM PF TCC EW SC. Wrote the paper: NKA AA MM PF TCC EW SC.