1) Belief and Epigenetics

2) Diet and Epigenetics

3) Thinking and Epigenetics

Two great examples of DNA vs. epigenetics are:

  1. Our DNA is like a computer’s hardware and epigenetics like its software. The environment (food, thinking and physical environment) is like data to the software. In a computer system the software uses the hardware instructions to accomplish its goals. It reads data and acts upon it to complete the original programmer’s ideas. In our bodies epigenetics uses the DNA instructions (genes) to accomplish its goals. The environmental conditions are data that causes the epigenetics to meet nature’s goals.
  2. Our DNA is like a musical instrument and epigenetics is like the musician. The sheet music is like our environment. A musician reads the music and uses his or her skills to play the instrument (hardware). In our bodies epigenetics uses environmental conditions to play our DNA. Just like some musicians may play well and others may play badly; our environment causes our epigenetics to either play well or poorly.

How can we tell what changes are good or bad for us?


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. John J Koch
    Oct 27, 2010 @ 13:54:07

    George you are right about no cures for any dieses I have had Diabetes, for 35 years.
    The medicine prescribed was Metofomin, and Glipsside. (Side affects nausea, diarrhea, mild headaches.) Taking same for 35 years controlled my diabetes all these years. My doctor retired a few years ago
    Went to a specialist, He said my cholesterol was high. His recommendation to lower cholesterol
    Actors (side affects Stroke, Heart attack and much more). Second pill Enalapril to prevent heart attack and stroke, definitely stated more exercise would not help, doing more exercise..
    John Very interesting .


    • georgefebish
      Oct 27, 2010 @ 16:05:37


      Check out a NY Times Bestseller by Dr. Dean Ornish, MD called “The Spectrum. He specifically covers diabetes and how to cure it. He was consultant at the White House under the Clinton’s. His book will be the subject of my BLOG tomorrow. Thanks for the comment.


  2. 2010 in review « The Epigenetics Project Blog
    Jan 11, 2011 @ 12:34:32

  3. Caroline
    Feb 12, 2014 @ 05:06:42

    Good morning,

    Can you help me please! I would like to know if there is recent work in epigenetic of kiwifruit plant issued by in vitro culture .

    Thank you in advance


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