Soft inheritance : Challenging the Modern Synthesis

  title={Soft inheritance : Challenging the Modern Synthesis},
  author={Eva Jablonka and Marion J. Lamb},
This paper presents some of the recent challenges to the Modern Synthesis of evolutionary theory, which has dominated evolutionary thinking for the last sixty years. The focus of the paper is the challenge of soft inheritance the idea that variations that arise during development can be inherited. There is ample evidence showing that phenotypic variations that are independent of variations in DNA sequence, and targeted DNA changes that are guided by epigenetic control systems, are important… CONTINUE READING

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