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EpigeneticsYou are what you eat, but science suggests you're also what your grandmother ate. This video clip features interviews with medical experts who say that our ancestors pass down more than just their genes. In 2000 the human genome was finally mapped and scientists had cracked our genetic code. But they didn't bargain on discovering a hidden array of switches that can be turned on, or off, not only by what our bodies experience, but also by what our predecessors got up to. See how this new information could shape the development of treatments for many diseases including cancer
Our Genes Under InfluenceHow can twins with the same DNA be physically different? Biology is undergoing a revolution called "epigenetics", which is radically changing our conception of genetic inheritance. Our DNA can be influenced by external factors that turn our genes on or off! The changes provoked are fascinating and reversible: we now hold the key to our own destiny
How Food Upset Our GenesWhy are girls entering puberty at progressively younger ages? Why are the rates of heart attack, cancer, and adult-onset diabetes rising? This program examines growing indications that food affects our genes-a concept vitally important to the science of epigenetics. Viewers encounter a wide range of experiments, case studies, and historical evidence, including Dutch birth records and testimonials from WWII that point to the epigenetic effects of starvation. Findings from animal and human nutritional studies, as well as evidence involving diet habits and environmental threats around the globe, are also presented. DNA methylation, the "on-and-off switch" of the epigenome, and other important concepts are featured
Jim Fallon: Serial KillerAre serial killers literally different from the rest of us? And, if so, how are they different? Neuroscientist Jim Fallon thought he'd uncovered the defining characteristics of the "killer brain," only to discover later that he too had the brain and the genes of what he calls a "really bad news character." So why wasn't Fallon a killer? This film uses Jim Fallon's story to explore this question, illuminating the neurological and genetic bases of aggression, nature/nurture and epigenetics along the way, and giving a new angle on the age old question of whether what happens to us in early childhood can send us in one direction or another
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Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Informaticst covers the basics and the latest in genomics, proteomics, genetic engineering, small RNAs, transcription factories, chromosome territories, stem cells, genetic networks, epigenetics, prions, hereditary diseases, patents, etc. Similar integrated information is not available in textbooks or on the Internet. The journal reviews called it the best, high-quality resource for researchers, instructors and students of basic and applied biology, as well as for physicians and lawyers or even for interested laymen because of the clarity of presentation
Epigenetics - a Different Way of Looking at GeneticsThis book presents epigenetics research as a new way of looking at genetics. Topics range from basic epigenetics mechanisms to development of cells and organisms and the biological basis of diseases. In addition the book focuses on immunology and the role of viruses in epigenetics. The last part of the book highlights proteins and peptides as epigenetic modulators.
Human Epigenetics: How Science Workshe view "It's all in our genes and we cannot change it" developed in the past 150 years since Gregor Mendel's experiments with flowering pea plants. However, there is a special form of genetics, referred to as epigenetics, which does not involve any change of our genes but regulates how and when they are used. In the cell nucleus our genes are packed into chromatin, which is a complex of histone proteins and genomic DNA, representing the molecular basis of epigenetics. Our environment and lifestyle decisions influence the epigenetics of our cells and organs, i.e. epigenetics changes dynamically throughout our whole life. Thus, we have the chance to change our epigenetics in a positive as well as negative way and are able to prevent the onset of diseases, such a type 2 diabetes or cancer. This book provides a molecular explanation how our genome is connected with environmental signals. It outlines that epigenetic programming is a learning process that results in epigenetic memory in each of the cells forming our body. The central importance of epigenetics during embryogenesis and cellular differentiation as well as in the process of aging and the risk for the development of cancer are discussed. Moreover, the role of the epigenome as a molecular storage of cellular events not only in the brain but also in metabolic organs and in the immune system is described. The book represents an updated but simplified version of our textbook "Human Epigenomics" (ISBN 978-981-10-7614-8). The first five chapters explain the molecular basis of epigenetics, while the following seven chapters provide examples for the impact of epigenetics in human health and disease