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Native Americans Have ‘Always Known’: Science Proves Genetic Inheritance Of Trauma

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 DarkKnightNomeD    2,078

This is very interesting, check it out.

Native Americans Have ‘Always Known’: Science Proves Genetic Inheritance Of Trauma

27 Aug 2015 by Kit OConnell - https://shadowproof.com/2015/08/27/native-americans-have-always-known-science-proves-genetic-inheritance-of-trauma/

Read the full article in the link above and check out the hyperlinks.


According to Helen Thomson, writing last week for The Guardian, the Biological Psychiatry study builds on earlier research supporting ways one generation’s environmental factors can affect their offspring:

For example, girls born to Dutch women who were pregnant during a severe famine at the end of the second world war had an above-average risk of developing schizophrenia. Likewise, another study has showed that men who smoked before puberty fathered heavier sons than those who smoked after.

Rather than coming as a surprise, these findings may confirm what survivors of trauma have long suspected to be true, noted Mary Annette Pember, a health journalist with Indian Country Today Media Network. Writing about epigenetics and an American Academy of Pediatrics study on the lasting effects of childhood trauma, she reported in May:

Folks in Indian country wonder what took science so long to catch up with traditional Native knowledge. ‘Native healers, medicine people and elders have always known this and it is common knowledge in Native oral traditions,’ according to LeManuel ‘Lee’ Bitsoi, Navajo, PhD Research Associate in Genetics at Harvard University during his presentation at the Gateway to Discovery conference in 2013.

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 Lucy Barnable    5,365

I am a firm believer in genetic memory but I think we have to careful.
Adult Jews who are demanding cash for what their ancestors went through or African Americans who want reparations for example.
Everything we are is inherited but we can still choose what we become and how we behave. It doesn't negate personal responsibility. 

Here a good article on it:

Grandma's Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes


Your ancestors' lousy childhoods or excellent adventures might change your personality, bequeathing anxiety or resilience by altering the epigenetic expressions of genes in the brain.

Darwin and Freud walk into a bar. Two alcoholic mice — a mother and her son — sit on two bar stools, lapping gin from two thimbles.

The mother mouse looks up and says, “Hey, geniuses, tell me how my son got into this sorry state.”

“Bad inheritance,” says Darwin.

“Bad mothering,” says Freud.

For over a hundred years, those two views — nature or nurture, biology or psychology — offered opposing explanations for how behaviors develop and persist, not only within a single individual but across generations.

And then, in 1992, two young scientists following in Freud’s and Darwin’s footsteps actually did walk into a bar. And by the time they walked out, a few beers later, they had begun to forge a revolutionary new synthesis of how life experiences could directly affect your genes — and not only your own life experiences, but those of your mother’s, grandmother’s and beyond.


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