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From: Jonathan Day <>
Subject: [DNA] Epigenetics and the UK
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2010 08:08:20 -0700 (PDT)
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The Guardian has published a horribly-titled article that actually contains some quite interesting information on the inheritance of proteins for controlling the expression of genes. It is a little.... dramatic in places, but it also illustrates the huge gap between what is known and what is taught.

(Yeah, yeah, there'll always be a gap and the simplifications in education will always be inaccurate to some degree, but if you want to find out why Brits aren't testing in large numbers, it doesn't hurt to start with finding out what -is- being taught. It's easier to correct inaccuracies when you know what they are.)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/mar/19/evolution-darwin-natural-selection-genes-wrong






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