Nature, nurture or neither? Epigenetics is the new twist in an age-old argument

It is a shibboleth of family life – that every individual is the product of their genes and environment, the one an immutable inheritance, the other a mutable array of influences and pressures with unpredictable outcomes. But new research has demonstrated that genes can change, identical twins with the same genetic inheritance can turn out completely different and the impact of environmental influences can be passed down the generations.

View the original article here: Nature, nurture… or neither? Epigenetics is the new twist in an age-old argument – The Independent

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