Epigenetics, Darwin and Lamarck
- Author Affiliations
Institute of Fundamental Sciences, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
*Author for Correspondence: David Penny, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand, +64 6 350 5033, +64 6 355 7953, address for correspondence D.Penny@massey.ac.nz.
Received February 26, 2015.
Revision received April 20, 2015.
Accepted May 26, 2015.
It is not really helpful to consider modern environmental epigenetics as neo-Lamarckian; and there is no evidence that Lamarck considered the idea original to himself. We must all keep learning about inheritance, but attributing modern ideas to early researchers is not helpful, and can be misleading.
Key words: Darwinism epigenetics evolution genetics Lamarck
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