Monthly Archives: November 2011

November 2011

Decreasing Anxiety by Epigenetics

By |2019-02-18T14:29:19-06:00November 25th, 2011|Epigenetics|

Epigenetics is the science of heritable changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence Examples 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 with the same [...]

Changing Our Genetic Behavior with Epigenetics

By |2016-03-01T09:30:33-06:00November 16th, 2011|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 can [...]