Who hasn’t heard that you hold the blueprint for life, the genetic code, that you’re the building blocks, the yadda-yadda key to the biomedical yadda yadda, ad infinitum?
But guess what? When it comes to inheritance, you are not the only game in town.
You say: Whaaat?
I say: Listen up. Stanford prof Dan Jarosz, PhD, and his team just figured out that prions, yes prions, those shady proteins that cause mad cow disease, are secret agents of evolution. And that some prions are good guys, helping the cells they “infect” survive tough times. And that this also happens in yeast, and very likely in other living things — including humans, yes, humans.