Skip to comments.Rethinking The Genetic Theory Of Inheritance: Heritability May Not Be Limited To DNA
Posted on 01/21/2009 4:17:24 AM PST by decimon
ScienceDaily (Jan. 20, 2009) Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have detected evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for some inherited traits and diseases. These findings challenge the fundamental principles of genetics and inheritance, and potentially provide a new insight into the primary causes of human diseases.
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Well, when I studied genetics 20 years ago, “epigenetics” was what “those crazy Russians” were studying; although I found it fascinating, it was pretty much ridiculed.
I read about this in 1961 in my genetics 101 class.
Some things get put on the back burner until technology supplies the means to investigate.
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I could have sworn there'd been one about this, guess not. I didn't look all that hard. ;') Thanks decimon.
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I need to go lie down. I thought the title said “heriritability” and I thought “Who Knew?”
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