A Primer on Epigenetics and Diet

ImageIn the last decade, epigenetics has become one of the hottest topics in science. Epigenetics is the study of how genes are up- or down-regulated without modifying the actual DNA itself. Before the discovery of epigenetic marks, it was thought that a person’s genetics were set in stone at birth. Now we realize that there are a broad range of epigenetic marks that can be added to the DNA strand and alter gene expression.  Continue reading