Gradual Epiphany

Epigenetics

I ran across an interesting link in my daily reading today about epigenetics. I wasn’t even aware that it was possible to influence the expression of genes short of radiation of some other dramatic measure. Code 2 is an article all about epigenetics and how it might be possible for us to affect our own genes with habits (good and bad), interactions with others, etc. Based on the reading I’ve done, it seems that the most studied epigenetic inheritence (at least in mammals) is that of maternal effects, or the case where a mother can directly influence the expression of genes in a child by some sort of physical contact.

Crazy stuff.