Saturday, October 20, 2007

Epigenetics and Original Sin

Interesting thought? That there's more to our inheritance than merely the set of genes that are passed down. Somehow our behavior is passed down as well. The old nature vs nurture argument has shifted dramatically in the direction of nurture and away from the old mechanistic view that it's all in your genes.

Nova did a program on epigenetics. The link between epigenes and obesity is explore by BBC News.