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2011-03-23 15:45:01

Tel Aviv University researcher warns that it isn't 'all in the genes' When the Human Genome Project ended a decade ago, scientists thought that they'd closed the lid on all that's to be known about our genes. But what they really did was open a Pandora's Box, says theoretical evolutionary biologist Prof. Eva Jablonka of Tel Aviv University's Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas. After sifting through hundreds of scientific studies concerned with epigenetics,...

2009-05-18 10:35:46

Article reviews evidence for epigenetic inheritance in wide range of speciesFor years, genes have been considered the one and only way biological traits could be passed down through generations of organisms.Not anymore.Increasingly, biologists are finding that non-genetic variation acquired during the life of an organism can sometimes be passed on to offspring"”a phenomenon known as epigenetic inheritance. An article forthcoming in the July issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology lists...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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