Velocity of behavioral evolution

by Dr_Manhattan 5y19th Dec 201410 comments

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This suggested a major update on the velocity of behavioral trait evolution.

Basically mice transmitted fear of cherry smell reliably into the very next generation (via epigenetics). 

www.newscientist.com/article/dn24677-fear-of-a-smell-can-be-passed-down-several-generations.html#.VJRgr8ADo

This seems pretty important.