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Mental Illness Risk Higher for Children of Older Fathers

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posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 09:52 AM
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soficrow
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Like skadi said, this was common knowledge years ago. The fact that it became a subject of "debate" has little to do with science - just more evidence of pushing genetics dogma and not incidentally, protecting the male ego.


PS. It's epigenetics.

edit on 27/2/14 by soficrow because: (no reason given)

Nope, epigenetics is NURTURE having an influence on offspring and that only goes one generation.




posted on Feb, 27 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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Bangorak

soficrow
reply to post by FlyersFan
 


Like skadi said, this was common knowledge years ago. The fact that it became a subject of "debate" has little to do with science - just more evidence of pushing genetics dogma and not incidentally, protecting the male ego.


PS. It's epigenetics.

edit on 27/2/14 by soficrow because: (no reason given)

Nope, epigenetics is NURTURE having an influence on offspring and that only goes one generation.


Erm, no. Epigenetics is about environment and the heritable effects can last several generations.


Epigenetic factors react to external stimuli and form bridges between the environment and the genetic information-harboring DNA.

Epigenetic mechanisms are implicated in the final interpretation of the encoded genetic information by regulating gene expression....


We can define the phenomena of epigenetics — chemical modifications of DNA or its associated proteins — as dynamic and potentially heritable changes in gene expression that persist even after the signal or event that initiated the change disappears.


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Some epigenetic tags remain in place as genetic information passes from generation to generation, a process called epigenetic inheritance.

Epigenetic inheritance is an unconventional finding. It goes against the idea that inheritance happens only through the DNA code that passes from parent to offspring. It means that a parent's experiences, in the form of epigenetic tags, can be passed down to future generations.

As unconventional as it may be, there is little doubt that epigenetic inheritance is real.
In fact, it explains some strange patterns of inheritance geneticists have been puzzling over for decades.















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