Gene Transfer Through Mother’s Bacteria

Seems to me that we have a new way to transfer genes that is outside the genome. Support for the idea is growing stronger.
Transfer bacteria from mother to child (transfer her bacterial genes to child’s gut)

Here is another study and a quote from it
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40038/title/The-Maternal-Microbiome/

Quote: While many questions remain, it’s pretty much taken for granted that the microbial communities of the placenta, vagina, and breast milk are important for fetal and infant development.

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