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Poverty "Ages" Genes of Young Children, Study Shows

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posted on Apr, 14 2014 @ 04:21 PM
reply to post by BrianFlanders

....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.

I suggest you educate yourself. Maybe take a crash course in economics. Pay particular attention to pyramids. Remember - the entire world is rife with poverty and most of the world's poor do NOT get food stamps. btw - They're poor 'cuz a bunch of rich guys came in, raped their nations' resources, polluted their water, soil and air and generally robbed them blind. It's called corporate colonization. Nasty stuff.

posted on Apr, 15 2014 @ 08:07 AM
reply to post by Baddogma

Thanks for your contributions. S&

You might be interested in this article from McGill - it points out the "immense moral, social and political implications." What comes immediately to mind are the children -and grandchildren- of war survivors.

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."

edit on 15/4/14 by soficrow because: delete link

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