But changing the acetylation pattern of histones, subsequently unwinding the DNA, and transcribing and translating it into proteins needs time.
Other protein modifications occur on different time scales.
The spatial arrangement of DNA and proteins in the cell nucleus depends, among other aspects, on the acetylation pattern of histone complexes, which wind up the DNA.
By incorporating advancements that either recognizes or manipulates the bare laws of mankind, society pushes through each change.
But what price is to be paid for a successful evolution?