Sunday, May 6, 2012

Cellular Memory Transmits

Did you know that cellular memory is passed on even when the cells are replaced? Studies at the University of Alabama in Birmingham have reported that long-term memories may be stored and preserved by the addition of chemical caps called methyl groups onto one’s DNA, a process called DNA methylation. It appears that short-term memories form in the hippocampus and slowly turn into long-term memories in the cortex. (

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