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Richard Meagher and Clifton A. Baile, National Institutes of Health


Richard Meagher, Distinguished Research Professor of Genetics in the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and Clifton A. Baile, Distinguished Professor and Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar in the College of Family and Consumer Sciences’ foods and nutrition department, received $408,375 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a model system for epigenetic controls in fat cell nuclei from normal, environmentally compromised, and obese mice. Epigenetic controls are mechanisms of inheritance only partly dependent on the DNA sequence and heavily influenced by environment.