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....poverty itself (and/or begging for money and living on that money) is a self-perpetuating condition.
....the people who are exploiting the condition known as poverty for political purposes are the ones who are getting away with a disgusting travesty. They don't really care about these people. All they care about is their ideology and concocting these political cheap shots to make it work.
....These people are not going to let poverty go away until they get what they want.
Are RNA fragments making gene tweaks in descendants?
….The specific microRNAs (miRNAs) Mansuy identified are ones initially produced during life in response to traumatic events such as stress, or long-standing lifestyle factors such as famine, overeating or lack of exercise.
Mansuy's team identified excess miRNA molecules in sperm from adult mice stressed as pups through separation from their mothers at birth.
Behaviourally, the stressed mice end up more daring yet more despairing than normal mice. For instance, they took just half the time of normal mice to venture into new avenues and lighted spaces, yet gave up far sooner in a swimming endurance test.
Mansuy found the same unusual molecules in the "children" and "grandchildren" of the stressed mice, and found broadly the same behaviours too.
"Studies of this sort highlight the idea that temporary experiences in one generation could influence the behaviour of future generations that were never exposed to the same experience," says Moshe Szyf of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. "If this is true in humans, it has immense moral, social and political implications."