Hereditary minisatellite mutations among the offspring of Estonian Chernobyl cleanup workers.

Abstract

A single accidental event such as the fallout released from the Chernobyl reactor in 1986 can expose millions of people to non-natural environmental radiation. Ionizing radiation increases the frequency of germline mutations in experimental studies, but the genetic effects of radiation in humans remain largely undefined. To evaluate the hereditary effects… (More)

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