Brain Waves #14: Jumping Genes
Dr Azlina Ahmad Annuar, Neurogeneticist
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Nature versus nurture: The perennial debate on whether the genes or the environment matter more in a person’s characteristics. But a new study by Salk Institute published in the journal Science suggests an intriguing connection between the two. Scientists report that the type of mothering a female mouse provides her pups actually changes their DNA.
Produced by: Tina Carmillia
Presented by: Meera Sivasothy
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Tags: genetics, behaviour, dna, epigenetics, retrotransposon, genome, gene, The Bigger Picture, Health and Living,