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Inherited learning appears to be real, through epigenetics. But we still aren’t sure how it happens

Quanta | 
[S]ome researchers have found evidence that even some learned behaviors and physiological responses can be epigenetically inherited. None of the new ...
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‘Arrival of the fittest’: Fragile DNA ‘hot spots’ play key role in mutations, evolution

Quanta | 
Against the odds, separate species and populations independently evolve the same solutions to life’s challenges, and the same genes are ...
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Evolved adaptation: Challenges to Darwin’s belief that mutations are random and neutral

Quanta | 
When Charles Darwin articulated his theory of evolution by natural selection in On the Origin of Species in 1859, he ...
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What a headache: Genetic adaptation to cold weather also gave us migraines

The Scientist | 
A human genetic variant in a gene involved in sensing cold temperatures became more common when early humans migrated out of ...

Sex chromosomes get messy when they swap DNA

Smithsonian | 
Variety is the spice of life—especially when it comes to genetics. Our species needs DNA to intermingle to create genetic ...

Why don’t humans grow into Goliaths?

Science | 
It’s no secret that a mouse stops growing before it becomes the size of a whale. But the physiological and ...

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