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    Default Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

    Please read to the end, where you will find the pertinence to humans.

    SIGNE DEAN
    21 APR 2017

    The past lives on.

    The most important set of genetic instructions we all get comes from our DNA, passed down through generations. But the environment we live in can make genetic changes, too.
    Researchers have now discovered that these kinds of environmental genetic changes can be passed down for a whopping 14 generations in an animal – the largest span ever observed in a creature, in this case being a dynasty of C. elegans nematodes (roundworms).

    Read more: https://www.sciencealert.com/scienti...14-generations
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    Default Re: Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

    Thanks Maurya, the link won't open for me. I'm very interested in this.

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    Default Re: Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

    I copied and pasted the title and it came up with several links. This one worked for me, but there are others.

    https://www.sciencealert.com/scienti...14-generations



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    Default Re: Scientists Have Observed Epigenetic Memories Being Passed Down for 14 Generations

    Thank you, Julieanne. That's the right article and I reposted my link. No idea why it wouldn't work the first time... sorry, everyone.
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