Wednesday, February 18, 2009


A Comeback for Lamarckian Evolution?

Sent by Artemy:

"Two new studies show that the effects of a mother's early environment can be passed on to the next generation. The effects of an animal's environment during adolescence can be passed down to future offspring, according to two new studies. If applicable to humans, the research, done on rodents, suggests that the impact of both childhood education and early abuse could span generations. The findings provide support for a 200-year-old theory of evolution that has been largely dismissed: Lamarckian evolution, which states that acquired characteristics can be passed on to offspring." Full story @Technology Review

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