Why Epigenetics Should Matter to You
Epigenetics, according to definition, refers to the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself. There has been a lot of discussion lately around the world of Epigenetics, and the role of our environment and how our genes end up expressing themselves. Today, we are going to distill the idea of Epigenetics a little, and try to explain why it should matter to you.
A Fundamental Concept
Expression Happens on a Daily, Even Per-Meal Frequency
Can My Bad Genes Really Lay Dormant?
"You could carry genes that put you at a much higher risk for obesity, heart disease, and dementia than someone who doesn't have underlying genetic susceptibilities, yet you may never suffer from these maladies because the genes remain dormant due to their environment."