Source: Nature World News
A recent report published in the journal Scientific Reports has found a link between environmental factors and the onset of puberty. Research by lead author and Danish professor, Anders Juul, reported that chemical modifications to the human genome, otherwise known as epigenetics, can determine or impact puberty on boys and girls.
The study examined 32 boys and 22 girls, measuring their testicular and breast development, respectively, as ‘markers of pubertal onset.” The study found that at multiple stages of their development, environmental factors were highly influential.
As one of the first of its kind, the study will be significant to future research linking environmental factors and how they impact and communicate with human genetics.
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