December 1, 2013

FOLKS WOULD EVEN RATHER BE LAMARCKIAN THAN DARWINIAN:

'Memories' pass between generations (James Gallagher, 12/01/13, BBC News)

Behaviour can be affected by events in previous generations which have been passed on through a form of genetic memory, animal studies suggest.

Experiments showed that a traumatic event could affect the DNA in sperm and alter the brains and behaviour of subsequent generations.

A Nature Neuroscience study shows mice trained to avoid a smell passed their aversion on to their "grandchildren".

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