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Wayne State University researchers discover evidence that lead exposure in mothers can affect future generations

February 14, 2016


Douglas Ruden, Wayne State University professor in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and director of epigenomics, led a study that has discovered that mothers with high levels of lead in their blood not only affect the fetal cells of their unborn children, but also their grandchildren. Ruden will be working with doctors at Hurley Hospital system to capture results from newborns in Flint during 2015 who were most at risk during the Flint water crisis.