Parents’ ‘Memory’ of Environmental Stress Inherited Across Generations – UPI

Read article - A feature story on new research co-authored by PhD students Julianna “Lita” Bozler and Balint Kacsoh that suggests the genetic effects of environmental stressors experienced by parents can be inherited across generations quotes Bozler and Giovanni Bosco, the Oscar M. Cohn '34 Professor of Pharmacology & Toxicology and professor of molecular and systems biology. "While neuronally encoded behavior isn't thought to be inherited across generations, we wanted to test the possibility that environmentally triggered modifications could allow 'memory' of parental experiences to be inherited," says Bozler.