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(Science Daily)   This just in, your sperm might remember that you were sleeping with your neighbor's wife and that her husband just walked in on you   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 16
    More: Obvious, Journal of Neuroscience, gametes, brain development, microRNAs, sperm, gene expressions, cortisol, fertilization  
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2013-06-14 01:19:34 AM
Smart little buggers.
 
2013-06-14 01:51:13 AM
Lamarck is vindicated?
 
2013-06-14 02:09:15 AM
THIS.EXPLAINS.EVERYTHING.
 
2013-06-14 02:19:09 AM
A. A mouse study under laboratory conditions, hardly a one-one mapping to humans in the wild.

B. Study says cortisal production was decreased in offspring. While this MAY be linked to depression and anxiety, it is not necessarily a bad thing. Being able to deal with stress is what makes people successful.   Not so great for beta's though. I suggest increased marketing of  soma in beta bloodlines.
 
2013-06-14 02:21:21 AM
It's called epigenetics. Basically there are genes (or groups of genes really) that have adapted to switch on or off depending on environmental factors. It makes sense for the broad range of stimuli called "stress" because a hungry, hunted colony of mice will be better selected for if their offspring don't come out relaxed asking where the weed at, and vice versa.
 
2013-06-14 02:50:36 AM
My sperm are in need of anti-depressants, forever doomed to land in a Kleenex, or one shot in 100 of hitting the dead-end of my wife's tied tubes, therefore not fulfilling their life-long dream of .....whatever the hell their dreams are
 
2013-06-14 03:20:15 AM
The world needs more pictures of rainbow gametes.
 
2013-06-14 04:36:21 AM
FTFA:
To understand the neural circuitry in the offspring, the group also examined changes in gene expression in certain brain regions involved in stress regulation: the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and the bed nucleus of stria terminals.

It's the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, you farking retarded twit. I swear to FSM, it's like every journalist in the world didn't have to take even the most rudimentary neural circuitry class to graduate.
 
2013-06-14 08:50:33 AM

SevenizGud: FTFA:
To understand the neural circuitry in the offspring, the group also examined changes in gene expression in certain brain regions involved in stress regulation: the paraventricular nucleus (PVN) and the bed nucleus of stria terminals.

It's the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, you farking retarded twit. I swear to FSM, it's like every journalist in the world didn't have to take even the most rudimentary neural circuitry class to graduate.


Hahahaha, yeah, I read that like 4 times, because in my head I read it right, but I felt that my eyes read it differently.
But let's be fair to science writers... they have to cover a LOT of territory to convert "journal" to "layman".  They can't get everything wright.
 
2013-06-14 09:15:44 AM
How come I never get to live in a neighborhood where these wives live?
 
2013-06-14 09:52:14 AM
My old girlfriend noticed this when she worked as a researcher at a sperm bank. She got fired for drinking on the job.

Ba dum tsh.
 
2013-06-14 10:37:37 AM
This just in from ~1500 BCE :  "...visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation..."
 
2013-06-14 11:06:51 AM
so, is paternal stress good or bad for the children?
 
2013-06-14 01:03:50 PM
Um, what?
 
2013-06-14 02:06:46 PM
Wanna know how I know you didn't read the article?
FTA: "Whether such diminished stress reactivity would be detrimental or beneficial to offspring likely depends on the environment into which they were born, as well as genetic background factors," they state in the paper.
 
2013-06-14 06:30:07 PM

glass_ibis: This just in from ~1500 BCE :  "...visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation..."


..which could be good or bad, depending on the type of iniquity.  Imagine getting an orgasm flashback, thanks to your great-great-grandparents.
 
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