Epigenetics Controls Genes.
Certain circumstances in life can cause genes to be silenced or expressed over time.
In other words, they can be turned off (becoming dormant) or turned on (becoming active).Epigenetics Is Everywhere.
What you eat, where you live, who you interact with, when you sleep, how you exercise, even aging – all of these can eventually cause chemical modifications around the genes that will turn those genes on or off over time. Additionally, in certain diseases such as cancer or Alzheimer’s, various genes will be
switched into the opposite state, away from the normal/healthy state.
Epigenetics Is Reversible.
With 20,000+ genes, what will be the result of the different combinations of genes being turned on or off?
The possible permutations are enormous! But if we could map every single cause and effect of the different combinations, and if we could reverse the gene’s state to keep the good while eliminating the bad… then we could theoretically cure cancer, slow aging, stop obesity, and so much more.
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