Epigenetics

Recent researches show how genetic code can be influenced by external factors. The DNA sequence remains the same, but its information may be switched “on” or “off” in response to the environment in which you live, what you eat, air pollution, and infections etc.

A particular eating habit can therefore change the way cell DNA is regulated. Some functions will be activated, while others silenced. It is a new and fascinating chapter of medicine, which will have a great impact on the concept of personal health. Even in the mother’s womb, the mom’s habits and the environment in which she lives, generates the epigenetic imprint of the baby and that will become significant, in terms of health and illness. One of the fields that will be explored in detail by Neurobiotech researchers is how exactly the mother’s eating habits and breathing air can affect the child’s genetic expression.