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Epigenetics

Genetic Tags Can Pass Trauma From One Generation to the Next

Dawson Church | Posted 09.02.2015 | Healthy Living
Dawson Church

With each new research finding, it becomes apparent how strong the effects of traumatic experiences can be in both brain and body.

What Your Genetic Blueprint Says About You: The Rise of Epigenetics

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 08.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

Health care and medicine is living through a major transformation. We're entering into a new era of medicine where prevention precedes treatment.

Neuroscientist David Edelman on Paradigm Shift (YES) and Origin of '3D Organismal Form'

Suzan Mazur | Posted 08.28.2015 | Science
Suzan Mazur

"The eye in the octopus is a perfect entrée to the notion of a sophisticated suite of neural function and behaviors that in many ways seem to converge in nature and complexity on those of vertebrates."

Mindful Evolution: Can You Guide What Your Genes Are Doing?

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.20.2015 | Education
Deepak Chopra

Human beings are unique in the scenario of life on Earth--that much is obvious. We are guided by awareness, and to implement our wishes, dreams, and i...

Peter Saunders Sorts Out Confusion Over "Epigenetics"

Suzan Mazur | Posted 07.15.2015 | Science
Suzan Mazur

One of Peter Saunders' principal research interests is explaining the properties of complex nonlinear systems, and he's long been a critic of the Modern Synthesis.

A New Hot Button: Consciousness-Driven Evolution

Deepak Chopra | Posted 07.07.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Deepak Chopra

Science is meant to be the opposite of a belief system. No one underlined this point more securely than Charles Darwin, who devised a theory of evolut...

Pharmacogenetics: What It Is And Why You Need to Know

Dr. Soram Khalsa | Posted 06.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Soram Khalsa

Pharmacogenetics is the study of how genes affect a person's response to drugs. This relatively new field allows us to combine pharmacology and genomics to develop effective and safe medication dosages which are specific to an individual's DNA makeup. This means minimizing side effects from the drugs!

The Promise of Paleo-Epigenetics

Jennifer Raff | Posted 06.22.2015 | Science
Jennifer Raff

Thanks to new research in the field of ancient DNA, we are now a step closer to understanding how ancient environments and cultural practices may have affected the health of people living in past societies.

Jonathan Cohn

This May Be The Most Effective Anti-Poverty Program In America

HuffingtonPost.com | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics

NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut -- Luisa Cintron, 25, is sitting up as straight as she can, perched on the edge of the neatly made bed that doubles as a couc...

DISPATCH: Goddesses Never Age With Dr. Christiane Northrup

Miriam Ava | Posted 06.06.2015 | Fifty
Miriam Ava

Turning today's ageist culture on its head, Dr. Christiane Northrup offers a new portal of understanding of what it means to move through time and space without declining in health or joy.

Mae-Wan Ho: No Boundary Really Between Genetic and Epigenetic

Suzan Mazur | Posted 05.25.2015 | Science
Suzan Mazur

As co-founder and director of ISIS (Institute of Science in Society), the UK-based organization focused on reclaiming science for the public good, Mae-Wan Ho, a geneticist, has for many years questioned the engineering of our food supply and addressed other biotechnology issues.

New Approaches for Breast Tumor Diagnostics: Epigenetic Profiles

Adam Marsh | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Adam Marsh

The power of epigenetic-based diagnostics and prognostics is exponentially growing with expanding medical research.

DNA on the Couch

Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D. | Posted 04.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Deborah L. Cabaniss, M.D.

My experience, as well as newer theories about psychotherapy, all tell me that it's not what we say, but rather the power of the therapeutic relationship that often makes the biggest difference. Maybe someday we'll discover that it leads to epigenetic changes later in life.

DNA, Dunkin' and Dingbats

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 02.15.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

DNA, with rare exception, is not destiny. Dinner is -- to a far greater extent than most realize, or than our culture seems inclined to put to any good use. Lifestyle can alter gene expression; we can nurture nature.

Can We Change Our Genes?

Jess Ly | Posted 02.11.2015 | Healthy Living
Jess Ly

What if someone was to tell you that you can change your genes? What would you say? The long-standing nature vs. nurture debate has fueled many fir...

For a Better Brain, Please Sit Still

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.31.2015 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

With mindfulness, the meditator cultivates an impartial and non-reactive awareness of everything inside and outside the body and mind. Compassion meditation strengthens an attitude of love for all other beings.

The Real Answer to Your Health Dreams

Dr. Amy Shah | Posted 01.25.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Amy Shah

Imagine you are running through a field of grass feeling vibrant, looking healthy, and young. Now imagine that you are also disease-free and strong into your old age. Don't both those images seem too good to be true?

'I Am the Master of My Fate' -- A New Take on Free Will

Deepak Chopra | Posted 12.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Deepak Chopra

Back when schoolchildren regularly read uplifting poetry, there was a famous Victorian poem that affirmed the human birthright of free will. It was "I...

Your Baby's Brain, Part 1: Nurture Is As Important As Nature

Dr. Gail Gross | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Dr. Gail Gross

Today, neuroscience -- including epigenetics and the use of technology -- shows us what parents and educators have long suspected: your child needs quality bonding time with other human beings from the very beginning, especially from his/her parents.

Sense of Purpose Could Extend Life

Myles Spar, M.D. | Posted 10.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Myles Spar, M.D.

A study was just published in the journal Psychological Science demonstrating that "purposeful individuals lived longer than their counterparts." The...

Mood, Food and Bipolar Disorder: A New Prescription

Dr. Pamela Peeke | Posted 09.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Pamela Peeke

For those with bipolar disorder, it's an empowering message: No longer are you a prisoner of your genetics, thought to play a key role in the disorder. And through healthier lifestyle choices, you may be able to decrease your reliance on medication to manage your illness.

How to Outsmart Your Genes and Live a Better Life

Lillie Rosenthal | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Lillie Rosenthal

Contrary to popular belief, our DNA is not our destiny, in fact, 80 percent of how we age is determined by how we behave. We do not inherit bad genes or bad luck, just bad habits! Should I eat those chips or should I reach for a nutrient dense apple? We all know that choices matter, but how much... really?

Replace the Modern Synthesis (Neo-Darwinism): An Interview With Denis Noble

Suzan Mazur | Posted 07.09.2014 | Science
Suzan Mazur

Denis Noble's understanding of music is clearly reflected in the elegance with which he communicates science. Maybe that's partly why he was invited to China to talk about evolution and the need to move beyond neo-Darwinism. (Noble prefers the term "modern synthesis.")

Kathleen Miles

Deepak Chopra On How To Modify Your Own Genes

HuffingtonPost.com | Kathleen Miles | Posted 05.02.2014 | World

Physician and best-selling author Deepak Chopra has an empowering message: You can actually modify your own genes through your actions and behaviors. ...

Bullying's Terrible Legacy: How Childhood Stress Can Change Our Genes Forever

Sharon Moalem | Posted 06.14.2014 | Science
Sharon Moalem

Your body is in a constant state of transformation and regeneration, and your experiences, no matter how seemingly inconsequential, from bullies to crushes to sloppy joes, have all left an indelible mark within you -- and more importantly, within your genome.