First jumping genes, now this.
A Pregnant Mother’s Diet May Turn the Genes Around.Scientists
have long known that what pregnant mothers eat can profoundly affect
the susceptibility of their offspring to disease. Now they know why.
By Sandra Blakeslee. [New York Times: Science]
The historically recent certainty in genes as the fundamental drivers
of the human condition — so consistent with a mechanistic world view,
so convenient to those wedded to selling things to cure all things —
may soon become the former certainty. Part of the
story, not the answer to all questions. Necessary but not sufficient
condition, as our mathematician friends like to say.