Epigenetics (Photo credit: AJC1)

Kids Health says epigenetics from our parents and our grandparents can influence your child’s health. Epigenetics is passed along in the egg and sperm along with genetics. It carries the working software for the next generation. This enables us to learn from past generations. Epigenetics can also be changed in real-time by altering our environment. This allows us to adapt in real-time to changing conditions. The problem with modern life is it can trigger environmental changes that affect our health and well-being.