Children of Chernobyl cleanup crew don’t have excess mutations

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The Chernobyl nuclear disaster is widely regarded as the worst of its kind in history, with a speculated long and devastating legacy of mutations. However, an analysis of the genomes of the children of the Chernobyl clean-up crew and residents of the nearby town of Pripyat reveals that this legacy will not likely last as long as initially foreseen; while those directly exposed suffer from thyroid cancer, their descendants’ DNA don’t have an increase in genetic mutations.
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