Tag Archive: transgenerational

Nutritional epigenetics, exercise, and immune system integrity

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Anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting revealed Summary: Researchers have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes,…
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Memory of repression and memory of behavior (2)

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“Mutations that become so common that they affect more than 1% of a population are called polymorphisms (for example, the human blood types A, B, AB, and O).“ The claim that human blood types are mutations should be supported with…
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Behavior: The first response is RNA-mediated not genetically-determined

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Diana Maria Petrosanu asked a question in an Evolutionary Psychology News discussion about Evolution’s Random Paths Lead to One Place. I’ve been very vocal in other discussions that tout ridiculous theories that have been repeatedly refuted by biological facts. My…
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Evolutionary heritage or ecological adaptation? Racism versus reality

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Jewish Heritage Written in DNA Fully sequenced genomes of more than 100 Ashkenazi people clarify the group’s history and provide a reference for researchers and physicians trying to pinpoint disease-associated genes. By Kate Yandell | September 9, 2014 Excerpt: These…
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Transgenerational germline maintenance

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Studying Germline Maintenance from an Environmental Perspective   Excerpt: “…we are using the model system Caenorhabditis elegans. The genetic tools available in the nematode allow the mechanistic dissection of environmentally disrupted germline pathways as well as the comprehensive interrogation of our chemical…
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A microRNA-mediated mechanism that is epigenetically inherited

Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows. By Anna Azvolinsky | August 7, 2014 Excerpt: “These changes could be the result of a microRNA (miRNA)-mediated mechanism, which may be epigenetically…
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Human pheromones, nutrition, DNA, epigenetics

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Natural selection for a well-nourished conspecific that is reproductively fit is ensured via the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones.

Aging Is Recorded in Our Genes

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— as modeled across the ecological, social and neurogenic niche construction that contribute to the adaptive evolution of our cognitive niche.

Human pheromones and the visual appeal of other people (Part Four)

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What I don’t see is anyone who is integrating the ecological, social, and neurogenic niches and considering the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones in the context of endocrine disruption and transgenerational epigenetic inheritance.