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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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