How an acquired trait can be inherited

Bob Goldstein, UNC Chapel Hill [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

Starvation can induce epigenetic changes in famished individuals and can affect the health of their progeny, but it is not known whether or how acquired epigenetic changes are transmitted to future generations. Oded Rechavi and Oliver Hobert (Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY) studied the epigenetics associated with starvation in Caenorhabditis elegans roundworms.

Lab Anim. (NY) 43, 303 (2014).
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