Can we inherit fear? Welcome to the mind-bending science of epigenetics

  There’s nothing particularly alarming about the aroma of acetophenone, a chemical whose sweet smell reminds people of almonds. But for a set of mice in Atlanta, it became a source of fear. Brian Dias of Emory University repeatedly let them sniff the chemical, then gave them mild electric shocks, until the mice learned that the […]

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