The misunderstood science of epigenetics

The study of the epigenome came with claims that trauma could be inherited, but now researchers are more excited about its potential to measure our risk of cancer or predict whether we will get dementia, writes

Laura Spinney
Music


Alittle over a decade ago, a clutch of scientific studies was published that seemed to show that survivors of atrocities or disasters such as the Holocaust and the Dutch famine of 1944-45 had passed on the biological scars of those traumatic...

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