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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...