You’d think so, to read this at a special issue in Science:
The molecular legacy extends beyond gene transfer to include mitochondria and epigenetics (Lane et al., p. 756). Finally, the gestation and birthing processes also shape offspring, and preterm birth is now a focus of research (Romero et al., p. 760).
Late breaking: This is all further to “Dawkins selfish gene” is on life support somewhere and it seems no one can be bothered finding out where.
Most genes, it turns out, are not so much selfish as too willing to hang out with the wrong crowd and learn bad habits.
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