1 year ago
Tuesday, July 8, 2014
No Sex Required: Body Cells Transfer Genetic Info Directly Into Sperm
No Sex Required: Body Cells Transfer Genetic Info Directly Into Sperm: A paradigm shifting new study titled, "Soma-to-Germline Transmission of RNA in Mice Xenografted with Human Tumour Cells: Possible Transport by Exosomes," promises to overturn several core tenets of classical genetics, including collapsing the timescale necessary for the transfer of genetic information through the germline of a species (e.g. sperm) from hundreds of thousands of years to what amounts to 'real time' changes in biological systems.