Dr Bruce Lipton, an American developmental biologist, said: “This new hereditary mechanism reveals how behavior and gene activity are controlled by an organism’s perceptions of its environment.  The fundamental difference between the old DNA genetic code and the new epigenetics is that the former notion endorses genetic determinism–the belief that genes predetermine and control our physiological and behavioral traits–while epigenetics recognizes that our perceptions of the environment, including our consciousness, actively control our genes. Through epigenetic mechanisms, applied consciousness can be used to shape our biology and make us masters of our own lives.”