The Inheritance of Trauma
A recent study of Holocaust Victims and their children found the first examples of epigenetic inheritance. This is the idea that trauma and environmental factors can affect the genes of children.
Article states: “It’s not clear whether the gene changes found in the study would permanently affect the children’s health, nor do the results upend any of our theories of evolution.”
What I wonder about is whether this can be compounded in marginalized and persecuted groups over generations. What it hopefully proves is humans have remarkable abilities to cope and survive.