Hasn't been tested fully, i.e. at this point we can not say yay or nay.
Originally Posted by turquoisepassion
If the environment remains smoke free then yes the epigenetics effect fades, but if the environment continues in the same direction further switching takes place, is this enough to trigger an engineered mutation, don't know, hasn't been disproven as far as I'm aware.
One thing is clear is that our genome isn't adequate to explain genetic diversity within our species, there sure was a lot of confused genetecists(human genome project) when the final count came out far below predictions, from memory it was under 30,000 genes vs predictions in excess of 100,000, and as you know maths doesn't lie, so there are other factors, that we don't understand, in this game. You'll probably like this, that glycoproteins play a significant role in gene switching, kind of like using three primary colours to produce an entire spectrum, so what was once considered gap filler between cells, may be far more important, not to mention it's dance with the immune system.
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