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Trends Plant Sci. 2012 Mar;17(3):123-5. doi: 10.1016/j.tplants.2012.01.004. Epub 2012 Jan 20.

New foods for thought.

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  • United States Department of Agriculture/Agricultural Research Service, Children's Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

Abstract

Recent findings show that genetic material in plant foods may survive digestion, circulate through our bodies and modulate our gene expression. These findings could alter our understanding of nutrition, genetic regulation and open up new vistas for engineering foods.

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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