Epigenetics: Why Inheritance Is Weirder Than We Thought

We all know that acquired traits can not be passed on to future generation..right? Wrong! More and more evidence indicates that external factors can affect gene expression and this can be passed onto offspring. (2:47 min.)


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  • Have you ever had someone say you had the same personality trait as a grandparent? If so, what trait was it?
  • What characteristics (traits) do you think were passed to you from your parents?
  • Do you like/dislike the same foods as one of your parents? One of your grandpa
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