Epigenesis: What People Don’t Understand about Epigenetics Epigenetics is about how DNA determines development, not the contrary. Published on February 8, 2014 by Christopher Badcock, Ph.D. in The […]
Is the model for the development of food preferences and development of sexual preferences from species of microbes to man supported equally well by the same data?
This study indicates that copulins affect males both in physiology and behavioral response.
There is no direct effect of non-olfactory/pheromonal sensory input of the environment that would explain gene activation and the intracellular interactions in neurons that might result in de novo gene expression, which is why the most likely driving force for increased primate intelligence appears to be odors associated with nutrition and pheromones associated with socialization.
The connectome: You would do well to learn about survival of other species, to help ensure their individual survival and yours.
The “chain of causality” of epigenetic changes has been established across all species via the basic principles of biology and levels of biological organization.
Scientists cannot understand sexual differentiation of the brain and body without some understanding of molecular biology. It’s not about hormones and critical periods; it’s about genes and epigenetic influences.
…he also said that chemical signals between organisms can change genetic expression. This allows the social environment to modify gene expression in individuals and in their offspring.