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



The systems dimension that I am exploring in relation to CHAT (genetic
domains, functional systems) is basically in support of this sort of thing.

I'd suggest looking at Waddington's papers on his experiments with genetic
assimilation (assimilation and accommodation are the typical terms) if
you're interested in "how" this may come about.

Best,
Huw


On 5 January 2014 17:48, Jenna McWilliams <jennamcjenna@gmail.com> wrote:

> 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.
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> 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.
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> http://www.sciencegymnasium.com/2014/01/scientists-have-found-that-memories-may.html
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> Jenna McWilliams
> Cultural-Historical Research SIG Communications Chair
> Learning Sciences Program, Indiana University
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> jennamcjenna@gmail.com
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