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Genetic memory (or genetic knowledge) is a genetic trait where creatures are able to pass on their memory to their offspring. Goa'uld Queens are capable of passing on their memory to their offspring voluntarily. Because of this, the Goa'uld are born with the complete memory of their lineage, making them immediately intelligent—and also ego-maniacal and evil. (SG1: "The Enemy Within", "Cure")

As seen with a harcesis the Goa'uld's genetic memory can also be used to pass on their memory to any human children that a host may have. Khalek, the "son" of Anubis claims that he can see the memories of his ancestor "as if he was there". (SG1: "Maternal Instinct", "Prototype")

The Flagisallus species on Lantea also possesses genetic memory. (SGA: "Echoes")

The Lilin possessed a genetic memory. One member, Agent Rebecca Laurance was able to access parts of this genetic memory without having her retrovirus fully activated though she was unaware of this. (SGA: "Blood Ties")

Wraith Hive queens possessed a genetic memory of the original Wraith Queen they were descended from. The Wraithkin possessed the genetic memory of the queen Osprey and could access it through hypnosis. (SGA: "Secrets")

Adria, the Orici, said to her mother, Vala, of her knowledge that it was "woven into her genetic makeup, as much as her brain could hold". (SG1: "Flesh and Blood")

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