Monday, October 31, 2011

Epigenetics and stress

Professor Eva Jablonka of Tel Aviv University's Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas reviews the current literature on epigenetics and concludes that it is possible to pass on acquired conditions such as stress and environmental damage to offspring.

1 comment:

  1. Eva Jablonka is very interesting--she and Marion Lamb have written extensively about the role of epigenetics in evolution, and how epigenetics may or may not represent a Lamarckian inheritence system. They wrote Evolution in 4 dimensions ( I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in this topic!