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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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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
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User avatar #1 - alboorack
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Which makes Jews paranoid around Germans...
#30 to #1 - anon id: 826535bb
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that's just common sense
User avatar #47 to #1 - continent
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This is the first thing I expected when I scrolled down to the comments.
#5 - jakeattack
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learned this in ap bio, amazing stuff, kinda like some assassins creed ****.
User avatar #6 to #5 - jacencaedus
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first thing I thought of
#7 to #6 - jakeattack
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a picture that was in an article we were using for a project ish thing, it was of a pregnant women with the fetus inside, the eggs are already developing, and the original women was smoking. it was actually about how epigenetics has to go across at least 3 generations, as each of those 3 were already present at the same times. BUT it made me think, how my grandpa was a smoker, and the fact that half of me has been 'alive' since 1961
#8 - urapooper
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this gives just made the phrase "I will punch you in the nuts so hard your grandkids will feel it" true
#45 - peridot
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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.
#14 - godtherapist
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>Epigenetics.


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User avatar #13 - ningyoaijin
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This is an example of Lamarckian evolution, which was 100% disproved by Darwin.
#15 to #13 - theoriginaltyson
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No it isn't, read the article
#33 to #13 - anon id: 84478b0b
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No Lamarckism change would have acted directly on your gene.

Epigenetic is more about how you use your body use the blue print of your gene
User avatar #17 to #13 - heafi
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Traumatic experiences or long periods of undernourishment can activate or deactivate certain genes.
#22 to #17 - anon id: 79c8de4d
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deactivate means their body stops utilising those genes. they don't just get deleted, they are passed on.
User avatar #23 to #22 - heafi
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It's about timing. If it happens when the mother is pregnant or the father is 10-12 years old (when the reproductive cells first start forming) then the genes get passed on in a deactivated state. They can still be reactivated generations later.
For example, it can be proven that the children of many woman who were pregnant when they witnessed 9/11 have really low stress tolerance.
User avatar #32 to #23 - TheMather
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That's because of the mother's hormones activating/deactivating the child's genes, not because they were passed on in that state.
User avatar #34 to #32 - heafi
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Sure. The difference seems like semantics to me.
Experience+ Genes = child that's genetically different than it would be without the experience. That's all the content said.
User avatar #35 to #34 - TheMather
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Too bad it said grandparents though. So unless you're receiving a blood transfusion from one of your grandparents at the time of the traumatizing event, it's still complete ********.
#37 - skaife
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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
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False. Has noting to do with ''experiences'', stop trying to sissy-up science. No need to go all mushy mushy
#43 to #40 - lolfire
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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 #25 - evilanakie
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my gran was a prostitute drug abuser who married a bikie and divorced him the same day
ohboi
User avatar #18 - angreif
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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