Super Genes by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi | Key Takeaways & Analysis
Super Genes by Deepak Chopra and Rudolph Tanzi is a scientific and spiritual overview of epigenetics, a field that studies the environmental factors that change the expression of genes. For example, DNA methylation may inactivate genes through the attachment of methyl groups to the chromosomes. These changes may occur as a result of experiences by the parents, such as famine, or from factors of children's upbringing, such as attentiveness of parenting. Such changes can allow an organism to adapt within one generation, or within the lifetime of a single individual. Unlike congenital diseases, which are fully penetrant, characteristics influenced by epigenetics are more difficult to predict. Specific fears and behaviors appear to be directly inherited in studies on mice and cows. One source of direct influence on the expression of the genome is the microbiome, the microbes that inhabit the human digestive system....
Please note: These are key takeaways and an analysis of the book - not the original book.
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