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Are sharks and crocodiles evidence of Lamarckian evolution?
« Reply #50 on: 28/06/2010 00:20:18 »
Dr. Art Petronis, head of the Krembil Family Epigenetics Laboratory at the Center for Addiction and Mental Health, has revealed new evidence that DNA may not be the only carrier of heritable information; a secondary molecular mechanism called epigenetics may also account for some inherited traits and diseases. These findings challenge the fundamental principles of genetics and inheritance, and potentially provide a new insight into the primary causes of human diseases. (Credit: Copyright Center for Addiction and Mental Health)


Epigenetics: 100 Reasons To Change The Way We Think About Genetics
'New evidence for epigenetic inheritance has profound implications for the study of evolution, Jablonka and Raz say.'
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090518111723.htm
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