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cellular biology

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PostHeaderIcon At the Mercy of My Genes

The new biology!

The new biology!

In former posts we spoke about how scientists have probed down into the cells of man and animals to try to understand more about this life.   What they have been learning is amazing them.   We have been taught for the past 50 years, that we are more or less subject to our DNA.  I hear all the time “oh, I will probably end up with arthritis” or “diabetes runs in my family; I will probably get it, too”.  I have even heard someone say he expects he will get cancer, because it is in his genes.  Well, it sure seems like people think they are at the mercy of their genes.  I am sooooooo happy to have learned, folks,  that according to the new epigenetics (which means “above” genetics) that DNA really doesn’t dictate our health.  Infact, it only determines how the embryo develops, but once that embryo becomes a fetus, it is the environment that determines  Read the rest of this entry »