Dammit Grandma, get your shit together!. For all those who want the facts behind this source: discovermagazine.com/2013/may/13-grandmas-experiences-leave-epigen
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Dammit Grandma, get your shit together!

Year grandparents experiences could change year personality,
bequeathing anxiety er resilience by altering the epigenetic
expressions of genes in the brain.
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#1 - alboorack (06/12/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Which makes Jews paranoid around Germans...
#5 - jakeattack (06/13/2013) [+] (2 replies)
learned this in ap bio, amazing stuff, kinda like some assassins creed **** .
#14 - godtherapist (06/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
>Epigenetics.


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
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#8 - urapooper (06/13/2013) [-]
this gives just made the phrase "I will punch you in the nuts so hard your grandkids will feel it" true
#45 - peridot (06/13/2013) [-]
I eerily resemble my deceased Grandmother, from looks to facial expression, our voices even sound the same. She passed away years before I was born and every once in a while, older relatives call me by her name. My own mother has looked at me and exclaimed "The genes are strong in this one."   
   
When I went to get my hair cut at my great aunt's shop, she was washing my hair and stopped. She proceeded to call everyone in the shop over, took a picture and said "You look just like my sister (My grandmother) in her casket". She has dementia and calls me nearly every night when she reverts back to a childlike state. She calls me to tell me that the teacher (who is her caregiver) is trying to make her go to bed without her story. And every time, I pretend I'm her sister, and I read her favorite stories and she goes to bed without a fuss.
I eerily resemble my deceased Grandmother, from looks to facial expression, our voices even sound the same. She passed away years before I was born and every once in a while, older relatives call me by her name. My own mother has looked at me and exclaimed "The genes are strong in this one."

When I went to get my hair cut at my great aunt's shop, she was washing my hair and stopped. She proceeded to call everyone in the shop over, took a picture and said "You look just like my sister (My grandmother) in her casket". She has dementia and calls me nearly every night when she reverts back to a childlike state. She calls me to tell me that the teacher (who is her caregiver) is trying to make her go to bed without her story. And every time, I pretend I'm her sister, and I read her favorite stories and she goes to bed without a fuss.
User avatar #13 - ningyoaijin (06/13/2013) [+] (8 replies)
This is an example of Lamarckian evolution, which was 100% disproved by Darwin.
User avatar #17 to #13 - heafi (06/13/2013) [-]
Traumatic experiences or long periods of undernourishment can activate or deactivate certain genes.
#37 - skaife (06/13/2013) [-]
I like this because my nan recently brought some pictures out where I look exactly like my grandad. Every family meal we have everyone constantly tells me of how I am literally him and she keeps on sharing photos of me on facebook and tagging him in it because she thinks she's funny. He's been dead for 5 years. Goddamn it nana.
User avatar #40 - nomiscaveman (06/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
False. Has noting to do with ''experiences'', stop trying to sissy-up science. No need to go all mushy mushy
#43 to #40 - lolfire (06/13/2013) [-]
Not false.

It's called Epigenetics. And there has been examples of it.

E.g Mothers who face severe starvation *before* getting pregnant, but not during pregnancy give birth to children who's bodies are more adapted to dealing with starvation.
User avatar #28 - whycantiusecaps (06/13/2013) [+] (1 reply)
False. Life experiences (other than radiation/mutation) do not alter your genetics.
Particular experiences may turn off/on genes, genes that were ALREADY THERE. These genes already have a 50% chance of being passed on, regardless of if they are switched on or off.
ALSO, unless these genes (or mutated genes from radiation) are in your testes, the gametes are unaffected! And so will the offspring!
From a psychological point of view, obviously if your grandad was a cunt, he may raise your dad a cunt and therefor that will alter your behaviour, but not genetics
#41 to #28 - ratiller (06/13/2013) [-]
it's epigenetics..not reading the article but from what i remember it's how the proteins bind to your genes in order to activate/deactivate them

has literally nothing to do with what is or isn't passed on and has been proven in everything from genetic studies in families showing how (again memory) having a famine at X point in your grandfathers life can lead to a propensity to smoke

to twin studies giving examples of how genetically identical people can still have different instances of disease
User avatar #25 - evilanakie (06/13/2013) [-]
my gran was a prostitute drug abuser who married a bikie and divorced him the same day
ohboi
User avatar #18 - angreif (06/13/2013) [-]
i know that all these people are arguing about wether or not this is true, but the only thing i can think of is this: **** validity, i'ma go and play assassin's creed
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#4 to #3 - bokkos (06/13/2013) [-]
... Read the article.
User avatar #11 - trolololcat (06/13/2013) [-]
Interesting, so basically it's like a very brief section of evolution happening through the generations?
User avatar #44 - iamthou ONLINE (06/13/2013) [-]
i read this as "yo grandkids gonna be ****** "
#21 - leachan **User deleted account** (06/13/2013) [-]
My grandmother went through some deep 						****					 when she was growing up. I've always felt like I learned from her mistakes for some reason, my father believes that I also might have inherited her bipolar disorder.
My grandmother went through some deep **** when she was growing up. I've always felt like I learned from her mistakes for some reason, my father believes that I also might have inherited her bipolar disorder.
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User avatar #16 - kikekicker (06/13/2013) [-]
Deja Vu explained...
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