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The University of Utah has a video on how our epigenetics work. This video shows how factors from our environment can adjust which genes in our cells are active and which are inactive. This adjustment is our body’s way of trying to adjust to our environment. Genes being ON or OFF are neither good nor bad. The combination of genes and which genes are switched at what times is important. Having a gene that is associated with something bad doesn’t matter unless that gene becomes activated. Which genes are you activating or deactivating in your body?

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