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A few food notes

2006-11-17 17:23:22.877791+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

You are what your grandmother ate:

Feeding mice an enriched diet during pregnancy silenced a gene for light fur in their pups. And even though these pups ate a standard, un-enriched diet, the gene remained less active in their subsequent offspring.

And Harold McGee has a weblog.

[ related topics: Food Bioinformatics ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2006-11-17 23:13:26.673946+00 by: petronius

Hmmm, doesn't this sound like Lamarkism, the supposed inheritability of acquired traits? Maybe Lysenko was right!