Essay about Radio Lab: Inheritance

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Radio Lab: Inheritance Go here: http://www.radiolab.org/story/251876-inheritance/ Listen to the free podcast and complete worksheet. You only need to listen to the first 3 stories. Though, the 4th is VERY interesting. 1. What was Lamarck’s big idea? What a person does in their lifetime could be directly passed to their kids. 2. What human example did Lamarck use? A blacksmith, because they swing hammers all day they get muscles and those muscles pass down to their kids. 3. What is the “bummer of Darwinian Evolution” for parents? (according to Jad) They could be restrained by their DNA. As a parent you are a tiny blimp in a very long story. 4. What is a vivarium? A place people experimented on live animals.…show more content…
10. What do great rat mothers do? What about poor rat mothers? For a great rat mother, you would be licking your children a lot. For a poor rat mother, don’t lick their children a lot. 11. What is actually happening in the rats as they are being licked? The licking activates serration and it release onto brain cells. 12. What is Michael Meaney’s theory on how this all works in the rats? Mother licking activates serration that gets into the brain cells. That unleashes a whole serious of events insides the cells. All these changes wake up the protein and if they see menthol groups sitting on a little piece of DNA they are mad. They then go and get the menthol away from the DNA. Now the genes can make the proteins to make the rat a good mom. 13. According to the rat study, what is the role of nature and nurture? (I want you to think about this one) When the rat baby has a good mom that licks it a lot the rat then gets better parenting skills when that said rat has babies. Depending on how well the nurture was is how well of a parent the rat will be later in life. 14. How might this apply to Lamarckism? The more time a rat spends getting licked as a baby results in better parenting skills. 15. True or False: The epigenome can change based on your experiences. True 16. In Overkalix Sweden, what is so interesting about their archives? There is more data about the people of Overkalix

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