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Protect thee from the sins of thy fathers?

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Hepatic fibrosis results from chronic liver injury due to viral infection, metabolic diseases, toxins such as alcohol, or immune attack. Now, a heritable epigenetic determinant of fibrosis has been uncovered, providing evidence that sperm from male rats with liver injury confers reduced fibrosis in their male offspring (pages 1369– 1377).

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  1. Scott L. Friedman is in the Division of Liver Diseases, Department of Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, New York, USA.

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