Study of Holocaust Survivors Finds Trauma Passed on to Children's Genes

Helen Thomson, writing for The Guardian:

Her team’s work is the clearest example in humans of the transmission of trauma to a child via what is called “epigenetic inheritance” - the idea that environmental influences such as smoking, diet and stress can affect the genes of your children and possibly even grandchildren.

As per the norm, this potentially history-changing discovery is hardly news-worthy. But at least we’re all up-to-date on Donald Trump’s latest milk mustache.

/via John Roderick