How does the past shape the present? Marcia Fine explains how epigenetics has brought a new understanding to how traumas in our collective past profoundly influence and shape who we are today. Focusing on the o... ptimistic possibilities of this new science, Fine asserts that by preserving our traditions, not as a traumatic reaction to the world around us, but as an affirmation of its beauty, we can imprint in our bodies a positive Jewish identity that can reverse the traumas of the past.See lessSee more
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What is Epigenetics? Epigenetics is the study of heritable changes in gene expression (active versus inactive genes) that does not involve changes to the underlying DNA sequence - a change in phenotype without a change in genotype - which in turn affects how cells read the genes.