We know that exposure to many toxic chemicals during embryonic development may show toxic effects later in life. It is called Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHAD). Most of the mechanisms reported behind these kind of toxic effects are epigenetic. I could not find any genetic mechanism in the literature. Is there any example of genetic mechanisms behind DOHAD?
Mutagens might workwhich makes me confused as to what other than exposure to mutagens would you be interested in. $\endgroup$