Login / Register

Is Inheritance Really All In Our Genes?

Thanks! Share it with your friends!


You disliked this video. Thanks for the feedback!

Sorry, only registred users can create playlists.

 Biology   |   Science
 Find Related Videos  added


Epigenetic inheritance is really weird, but is it real?
Tweet this ⇒ Share on FB ⇒
↓ More info and sources below ↓

Crash Course Physics with Dr. Shini Somara:

Want more on epigenetic inheritance? Start here:
Univ. of Utah’s Learn Genetics:
Virginia Hughes - “Epigenetics: The Sins of the Father”

Dig deeper:

Szyf, Moshe. "Nongenetic inheritance and transgenerational epigenetics."Trends in molecular medicine 21.2 (2015): 134-144.
Sharma, Abhay. "Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance requires a much deeper analysis." Trends in molecular medicine 21.5 (2015): 269-270.
Heard, Edith, and Robert A. Martienssen. "Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: myths and mechanisms." Cell 157.1 (2014): 95-109.
Rando, Oliver J. "Daddy issues: paternal effects on phenotype." Cell 151.4 (2012): 702-708.
Jablonka, Eva, and Gal Raz. "Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance: prevalence, mechanisms, and implications for the study of heredity and evolution." The Quarterly review of biology 84.2 (2009): 131-176.
Heijmans, Bastiaan T., et al. "Persistent epigenetic differences associated with prenatal exposure to famine in humans." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 105.44 (2008): 17046-17049.
Pembrey, Marcus, et al. "Human transgenerational responses to early-life experience: potential impact on development, health and biomedical research." Journal of medical genetics (2014): jmedgenet-2014.

Have an idea for an episode or an amazing science question you want answered? Leave a comment or check us out at the links below!
Like us on Facebook:
Follow on Twitter:
Follow on Tumblr:
Follow on Instagram:
Follow on Snapchat: YoDrJoe

It’s Okay To Be Smart is written and hosted by Joe Hanson, Ph.D.
Follow me on Twitter: @jtotheizzoe
Produced by PBS Digital Studios:

Music via APM
Stock images from Shutterstock
Stock footage from Videoblocks (unless otherwise noted)

Post your comment


Be the first to comment