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rwatts
04-23-2014, 02:08 PM
A couple of interesting reads.

Some weeks ago, Nature ran this article:-

Epigenetics: The sins of the father (http://www.nature.com/news/epigenetics-the-sins-of-the-father-1.14816)

Well now researchers may be closing in on the underlying molecular mechanism behind this. New Scientist has an article titled “How gene tweaks reach descendants”. It’s based on the following, also from the same magazine:-

Are RNA fragments making gene tweaks in descendants? (http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn25408-are-rna-fragments-making-gene-tweaks-in-descendants.html#.U1grMihkJS8)