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What isn’t transferred from breast milk?

We all know that breast milk contains vital nutrients and immunity for the newborn, but can other proteins and gene regulators, like microRNAs, also be passed along to newborns? If so, are these absorbed by the infant? Do these potentially alter gene expression in the child? Dr. Alexandra Title and colleagues published an interesting paper last week in the Journal of Biological Chemistry that looks at these questions. Specifically, the... Read More

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