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Louisville Epidemiologist Receives NIH Funding to Explore the Lifetime Effects of Cigarette Smoke and Genetics on Infertility

Dr. Kira Taylor, assistant professor, department of epidemiology and population health in the University of Louisville School of Public Health and Information Sciences, and her Louisville research team will explore how specific genetic factors coupled with lifetime exposure to cigarette smoking and secondhand smoke may influence a woman’s ability to conceive. Dr. Taylor says exposure to tobacco smoke may be more harmful in women who carry the slow metabolizer form of NAT2, a gene that plays an important role in metabolism of toxins present in tobacco smoke and other hazardous substances. Read the complete story.