22 June 2006

It's RNA'ing again?

New Scientist carries an article which seems to be going absolutely Mendel:

[...] examples of inherited traits are being discovered that deviate from this rule. These "epigenetic" effects are caused not by genes themselves, but by inherited factors that affect gene expression in later generations. The latest such effect, [...] shows that RNA, as well as DNA, can carry information from one generation to another -- a clear violation of the cherished notion of Mendelian inheritance.

Man, that is going to be a revolution in a can! (-:

/ME now sitting back to watch the furdebate fly. (-:

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