From Genetics to Epigenetics: The milestones (Olga Gouni)

Over the last few years, new words have entered our vocabulary. The advances in the field of understanding human experience has led us to create new terms to accomodate the new. Epigenetics is one of them. In short, epigenetics is the study of how our behaviors and environment interact causing changes that affect the way our genes work. These epigenetic changes are reversible and do not change our DNA sequence, but they can change how our body reads a DNA sequence. We would say it is an issue of interpretation. The way we interpret our reality defines the quality of health we enjoy.
But is Epigenetics a new story? Perhaps you get surprised to know that it is NOT. Watch the short introduction before sharing more.

Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is one of the biologists who has worked in the field,bridging non-academics with the science behind epigenetics. You can read one of his articles in this link and you can also find a lot of other resources in his website. Below, you can also watch an interesting talk about epigenetics and  how the environment can support us and our health, speaks about these relaizations.

From Epigenesis to Epigenetics

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Epigenesis and Preformationism

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The Timeline

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Behavioral Epigenetics The Last Nail in the Coffin of Genetic Determinism

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