Monogamy May Have a Telltale Signature of Gene Activity
Among the genes with increased activity in monogamous species were those involved in neural development, signaling between cells, learning, and memory, the researchers report.
Narrower Skulls, Oblong Brains: How Neanderthal DNA Still Shapes Us
Two genes inherited from our evolutionary cousins may affect skull shape and brain size even today. What that means for human behavior is a mystery.
The New York Times
Can We Really Inherit Trauma?
Headlines suggest that the genetic marks of trauma can be passed from one generation to the next. But the evidence, at least in humans, is circumstantial at best.
Inherited Trauma Shapes Your Health
A new study on Civil War prisoners adds to the evidence suggesting that our parents’ — and even grandparents’ — experiences might affect our DNA.
Epigenetics and Evolution
An interview with Michael Skinner, founder and director of the Washington State University and University of Idaho Center for Reproductive Biology.
Your Own Health And Fitness, KPFA
Can a Parent’s Life Experience Change the Genes a Child Inherits?
Inside the controversial world of epigenetics research.
Harvard Study: Clearing Your Mind Affects Your Genes And Can Lower Your Blood Pressure
Harvard scientists have come up with evidence that the mere act of clearing your mind for 15 minutes each day actually alters how your genes operate.
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