Friday, March 2, 2012

Epigenetics, Epigenetics and more epigenetics.

For some time I have been claiming that epigenetic inheritance is a problem for evolution.  Here we have Science Daily agreeing.This rapid ability to produce variation is in agreement with IDvolution.


From the article:  "The results suggest that domestication has led to epigenetic changes. For more than 70 % of the genes, domesticated chickens retained a higher degree of methylation. Since methylation is a much faster process than random mutations, and may occur as a result of stress and other experiences, this may explain how variation within a species can increase so dramatically in just a short time."

Inherited Epigenetics Produced Record Fast Evolution

 

Heritable genome-wide variation of gene expression and promoter methylation between wild and domesticated chickens

 

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