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The big idea: can you inherit memories from your ancestors?

Since the sequencing of the human genome in 2003, genetics has become one of the key frameworks for how we all think about ourselves.

  • Hannah Critchlow
  • The Guardian

From fretting about our health to debating how schools can accommodate non-neurotypical pupils, we reach for the idea that genes deliver answers to intimate questions about people’s outcomes and identities.

Recent research backs this up, showing that complex traits such as temperament, longevity, resilience to…

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