Epigenetic mechanisms

Epigenetic mechanisms (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Wikipedia says about epigenetics, “In 2008, the National Institutes of Health announced that $190 million had been earmarked for epigenetics research over the next five years. In announcing the funding, government officials noted that epigenetics has the potential to explain mechanisms of aging, human development, and the origins of cancer, heart disease, mental illness, as well as several other conditions. Some investigators, like Randy Jirtle, PhD, of Duke University Medical Center, think epigenetics may ultimately turn out to have a greater role in disease than genetics.” It is clear that epigenetics will play a major role in human health and development. Like computers software is worth far more than hardware. You can do an infinite amount of different programs utilizing the same hardware.