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February 2015

Behavioral Genes Made Us Do It, and How To Undo it With Epigenetics

By |February 9th, 2015|Epigenetics|

We often wonder why do we do the things we do? For a very long time, people have speculated, theorized, lectured, argued, and written books, poems, and plays about that very mystery. Ancient philosophers philosophized about it, and theologians gave us their opinion, based on articles of faith. In those earlier days, with no reliable [...]

Changing Our Genetic Behavior with Epigenetic

By |February 8th, 2015|Epigenetics|

  Until recent times, it has been assumed that the reason why we behave the way we do, is due to our inherited genetic programming modified by our environment, over generations –in other words - evolution. However, it has recently been discovered that we are not prisoners of our genes in our lifetime; rather, we [...]

Decreasing Anxiety by Epigenetics

By |February 8th, 2015|Epigenetics|

Epigenetics is the science of genetic changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence. Examples of the chemistry of such changes might be DNA methylation or histone deacetylation, both of which serve to suppress gene expression without altering the sequence of the silenced genes. In simple terms, it’s the science of why two people [...]