This article explains the work of researchers who used genomic tools to test the health effects possible from a carcinogen from 1986 in Chernobyl. There were two studies done with two different observations. The one study concluded that there was no evidence of radiation exposure to parents. This resulted in a number of genetic changes passed from parent to offspring. As for the second study, the researchers concluded genetic changes in tumors of those who had developed thyroid cancer. These people were diagnosed with this cancer after having been exposed as a child or a fetus to the radiation that had been emitted by said Chernobyl accident.
This study had been conducted 35 years after the devastating Chernobyl accident. The researchers were excited to have worked on something that happened so long ago and is continuing to happen to date. It was a sad and crazy accident where many people were affected mentally, physically and emotionally. It was neat reading about current studies on something that was taught to me as a kid.
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