QUOTE (fredinjeddah+Jun 7 2010, 12:01 PM)
What I am intrigued to know, is if our experiences during our lifetime are also somehow carried in our DNA.
No. Your DNA remains mostly static during your lifetime.
8th June 2010 - 12:58 AM
There's a little bit of epigenetic inheritance. Prions in your mother's egg, for example, will shape prions in the embryo that eventually becomes you. The shape of the mother's prions will affect the eventual phenotype.
25th July 2010 - 09:10 AM
The only way the environment will affect our genetics is either by teratogenic chemicals or viruses which can integrate into the genome. There are many cases where large parts of one specie's genome is found in a completely unrelated species, transfered by either bacteria or viruses.
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