Transgenerational epigenetic inheritance is a subject whose time has come. This week I sequentially curated two 2017 reviews and two 2016 studies of the subject, and ended with a meta-analysis of human preventive treatments:
- Transgenerational effects of early environmental insults on aging and disease
- Experience-induced transgenerational programming of neuronal structure and functions
- Transgenerational pathological traits induced by prenatal immune activation
- “Transgenerationally” inherited epigenetic effects of fetal alcohol exposure
- Do preventive interventions for children of mentally ill parents work?
It’s the opposite of advancing science for those in the funding chain to give lip service to the subject, and then create an atmosphere where proposals to extend experiments to subsequent generations to study possible transgenerational epigenetic effects are neither encouraged nor funded.