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How What You’re Exposed To In Your Earliest Days Affects What Diseases You Might Get Later in Life

Things you were exposed to as child in the womb – or even things your parents were exposed to before you were even conceived – could play a role in your likelihood to develop certain diseases later in life. Studying those causes is the focus of a new center just opened last week (Aug. 29, […]

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThings you were exposed to as child in the womb – or even things your parents were exposed to before you were even conceived – could play a role in your likelihood to develop certain diseases later in life.

Studying those causes is the focus of a new center just opened last week (Aug. 29, 2016) at Baylor College of Medicine. It's called the Center for Precision Environmental Health.

We talk with the center’s new director, Dr. Cheryl Lyn Walker, about what the center hopes to learn.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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