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[Xmca-l] Scientists find that memories may be passed through DNA



I wonder if any xmca'ers have thoughts on this interesting piece of research about inheritability of memories. Here's a snippet, with the link to the full article below.

New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the tests they learned that that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences – in this case a fear of the smell of cherry blossom – to subsequent generations. 

http://www.sciencegymnasium.com/2014/01/scientists-have-found-that-memories-may.html




Jenna McWilliams
Cultural-Historical Research SIG Communications Chair
Learning Sciences Program, Indiana University

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