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March 21 2014

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December 28 2013

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Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors

Memories may be passed down through generations in DNA in a process that may be the underlying cause of phobias

Memories can be passed down to later generations through genetic switches that allow offspring to inherit the experience of their ancestors, according to new research that may explain how phobias can develop. Scientists have long assumed that memories and learned experiences built up during a lifetime must be passed on by teaching later generations or through personal experience. However, new research has shown that it is possible for some information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. Researchers at the Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, found 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. The results may help to explain why people suffer from seemingly irrational phobias – it may be based on the inherited experiences of their ancestors. (via Phobias may be memories passed down in genes from ancestors - Telegraph)

ASSASSIN’S CREED WAS RIGHT

ASSASSIN’S CREED WAS RIGHT

ASSASSIN’S CREED WAS RIGHT

I love how if you look in the notes, half the reblogs are “Ancestors, what the shit did [this thing] do to you?!” and the other half are “HOLY SHIT, ASSASSIN’S CREED”


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November 27 2012

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Play fullscreen
The Story of You: ENCODE and the human genome

July 25 2012

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The thing that bothers everyone when watching spongebob
(via so relatable)

June 20 2012

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February 06 2012

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A kitty in Chongqing, China, is getting some extra-special attention these days: The furry feline has developed wings! Though born looking completely normal, once the cat hit the age of 1, he began growing wing-shaped appendages on either side of his spine, the U.K.'s Daily Mail reports.
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