The comment by Sánchez-Tójar et al. (2020, Ecol Lett) questioned the
methodology, transparency, and conclusion of our study (Yin et al. 2019,
Ecol Lett, 22, 1976). The comment has overlooked important evolutionary
assumptions in their reanalysis, and the issues raised were in fact
dealt with through the peer-review process. Far from being biased, the
key conclusion of our meta-analysis still stands; transgenerational
effects are largely adaptive.