Prior to beginning work on this discussion, listen to the WNYC Studios (2012) podcast Inheritance from http://www.radiolab.org/story/251876-inheritance/ , and read the Hurley (2013) Trait vs. Fate, the Weaver et al. (2004) Epigenetic Programming by Maternal Behavior, and the Webster (2013) blog post. (BOTH ARTICLES ARE PROVIDED IN THE ATTACHMENTS)
The Great Rat Mother Switcheroo https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab/articles/261176-the-great-mother-switcheroo . The recommended sources for this week provide additional information on these topics that may be helpful.
In this week’s required sources, you learned that while genes have a lot to say about who we are, environmental factors, particularly parental behavior, can shape the behavior of offspring on a biochemical level. In your initial post of a minimum of 350 words,
Be sure to cite all the REQUIRED RESOURCES in your initial post.
Hurley, D. (2013). Trait vs. fate. Discover 34(4), 48-55. Retrieved from http://discovermagazine.com
Weaver, I. C. G., Cervoni, N., Champagne, F. A., D’Alessio, A. C, Sharma, S., Seckl, J. R., … Meaney, M. J. (2004). Epigenetic programming by maternal behavior. Nature Neuroscience, 7(8), 847-854. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nn1276
Webster, M. (2013, January 10). The great rat mother switcheroo (Links to an external site.) [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://www.radiolab.org/story/261176-the-great-mother-switcheroo
WNYC Studios. (2012, November 18). Inheritance (Links to an external site.) [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from http://www.radiolab.org/story/251876-inheritance/