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Our reproductive system is made up of cells that also react to epigenetic changes. These changes can be reproduced in the female’s egg or males sperm and passed onto the next generation. When a female is pregnant, she has her own cells switching ON/OFF as well as the new fetus’ cells reacting to the same signals. It doesn’t stop here because the fetus has reproduction cells that will form the grandchildren that are also reacting to the epigenetic changes. See how this works at The University of Utah’s website.

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