Christopher X J. Jensen
Associate Professor, Pratt Institute

Think that the DNA transfer is only from parents to offspring? Think again!

Posted 27 Sep 2012 / 0

Science Now Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind

Once again, epigenetic effects complicate our understanding of biological evolution!

Two interesting omissions in this article:

  1. The fail to point out that female fetuses might also be donating DNA to mom: it is just easier to detect the male DNA unequivocally; and
  2. The real implication here is that human males provide genetic material to their mates (the son or daughter is just the intermediary of this exchange!).
A Minor Post, Epigenetics, Evolution, Gene by Environment Interactions, Genetics, Health & Medicine, Human Evolution, Phenotypic Plasticity, Sex and Reproduction, Web

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