Friday, April 23, 2021

Kids born to survivors don't show more genetic mutations

Back in 1986 the Nuclear Power Plant at Chernobyl had a meltdown and exposed people living in, near or liquidators that had to clean up the aftermath.  In this article it goes talks about a study that was done that showed promising results that the parents of the kids don't pass down any excess mutations.  Researches hope this is a good sign because they hope the information can benefit others in this situation.  The article also talks about the fallout and Thyroid Cancer among the people that were exposed to the radiation.  In the picture on the right you can see one of the most iconic things in Chernobyl the Ferris Wheel.  In the picture on the left you can see the aftermath of the Chernobyl meltdown.  I think that is is promising that the kids of these people don't have a higher chance of having a mutation in their genes.  I also think that knowing this information will help anyone who has been affected by a nuclear accident. 



  1. This is something I feel that is very interesting and that I never knew. The fact that there are promising results of children not having the backlash from the exploding nuclear power plant is great to hear. Also to hear that this could have wped out thyroid cancer because of the exposure to radiation is anazing, scary, and something I would want to study all at once. One question I would still have is are the childrens genes affected later on in life? I am defenity going to keep my eye out for a follow up article and print this one out for later use!!Thank you!

  2. I am not entirely shocked about children not having the same health problems as the parents. I think the radiation may not have gotten to the genes that are passed on to offspring. But again, things can change because we don't know much about the effects of radiation.