Hank & his clone Circus Hank explain the power of epigenetics, which studies the factors that determine how much or whether some genes are expressed in your body.
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So essentially, what we thought was simply observing our parents making poor choices that determines bad behavior, is actually a Darwinian type of genetic passing from parent to child? But it can change based on a child’s own personal life experiences...
You seem to have forgotten that it's the person who's alive that has majority control over the expression of their epigenetic info, not the person that's dead. You're leaving out a huge part of the field and leading these people to believe they're still victims, when in reality you couldn't be any further from the truth.
It's people's environment/their perceptions that affect their epigenetic expression predominately, not their parents'/ancestor's experiences, those snippets of information serve as a baseline of operation, not as the end-all-be-all.
You're treating epigenetics like they're genetics AKA inherited "actions and reactions" from one's parents, and that's completely wrong. Do yourself a favor and stop spreading misinformation.
If you look up “Smart Little Lena Clones” you can see what this is in real life. The AQHA stallion Smart Little Lena was cloned and his clones are not exactly like the original. Even their markings vary.
The sad reality of epigenetics is that we are completely, now, genetically inferior to the superhumans that once lived in Africa, specifically prior to agriculture. We'll never, without the help of nanotechnology and stuff, be as athletic and homeostatic as they probably were (aside from maybe disease factors, but not chronic or stress related disease). We've blown it, at least in the 'developed world'. The happy reality, though, is that we can understand epigenetics and use it to give future generations and perhaps ourselves this generation a better shot at homeostasis, health and happiness by altering our behaviours and environment to make ourselves as happy, healthy and homeostatic as possible, and try to work back up to a genetically better-off human race.
Glad I found this, Apabetalone is an epigenetic drug that is in a phase III trial right now, FDA and EMA approved....the trial is attempting to prove that Apabetalone, aka RVX-208, that it can substantially reduce the risk of a Major Adverse Cardiac Event like stroke or heart attack, in patients with Diabetes Mellitus, and there's a couple subset populations for Chronic Kidney Disease and Alzheimers.
Exciting stuff.....using epigenetics to regulate dna from disease to non-diseased states....hope it works, results due out at the end of the year.
Epigenetics does not bypass the hereditarian theory of intelligence. On the contrary, epigenetics entrenches hereditarian theory. That's because epigenetics is 100% all about genetics. The most you can do with epigenetic ideas is hope that the genetic expressions for stupidity are temporary.
Great video, very interesting. Just to add, I worked in 2 traveling circuses over 6 years. The people there generally work very hard and have to be very fit. They also eat well, and definitely don't have facial tattoos. I found it a very positive and creative environment. I get the point you were making, but the stereotype of circus people isn't true on the whole. I only mention this because they do suffer prejudice based on these stereotypes.
I had (possibly) a great great grandfather who liked tobogganing and did it professionally. I grew up not knowing about him and I loved watching tobogganing on the TV. I think I inherited his wish for the adrenaline rush. Anyway, garlic, turmeric and apple cider vinegar, that's all you need, don;t smoke, don;t drink, exercise, walk, oxygen (according to Paul Davies Physics of Cancer) cancer hates oxygen. oh and watch some Brett Rogers videos. You're welcome. Good vid.
Identical twins have many interesting. You would be surprised. If you separated the twins for 50 years you might find they have similar passwords and hobbies and look very similar. They think very similarly.
there is no law that says we have to have two different color genes we can fix/cure inherited traits Stop the hate science only cares about inherited traits, the cure exist dominant and recessive traits, Rise Against said it was "the good left undone" there is a lot of good in everyone, so don't be blinded by there color just hang out and love one another
I love these videos. I'm a substance abuse counselor and psychotherapist - I show your videos all the time to my client groups to explain complex issues linked to mental health and substance use issues.
Thank you for making these videos.
I wonder after half a lifetime with a genetic disorder where my insulin receptors do not function. If my insulin receptors were suddenly turned on what would happen to me? They kept telling me in 5 years did be able to fix it well I think we're at a point now where it may be able to be fixed but my original team doesn't want anything to do with me because I mentioned money once! They made a lot of money off me and all I asked for was my travel expenses from Maine to Boston and back and my doctor up here at the time and said they would give me that but they never did. It doesn't matter now that was in the 90s and they should be speaking to me now or at least my Dr.
This lends credence to the idea that people are largely a product of their environment.
It also kind of has some horrible implications for people that grow up in abusive situations. And all the children growing up in war zones. What kind of epigenetic changes would occur in populations who have multiple generations suffering through similarly extreme situations of stress?
Epigenetics is nonsense. And a quick glimpse to most comments here shows how missleading and dangerous could be. What this funny guy and his clone are telling here is plainly wrong. Let me explain it. First, he skips to tell us how those epigenetic tags (methylation, histone acetylation, etc,..) go specifically to a particular gene that, according to him, will cause obesity, cancer, and other illnesses. Who and how 'tells' which gene has to be methylated or its histones acetylated? Is it God? I believe it is not. Second, to methylate a particular string of DNA bases you need specific enzymes called methyltransferases of which there are hundred different in each cell. How methyltransferases know which stretch of DNA has to be methylated? The true answer, and not the science circus that the funny guy and his clone performs, is that to do the job, a specific methyltransferase is recruited by specific transcription factors already bound to that particular gene. Therefore, all this fuss about epigenetics is mere gene regulation retold in a way both wrong and obscure. Moreover, the swedish example is not true as it is not the often cited epigenetic effects of the Dutch Hunger of 1944. So, please, stop talking nonsense, give clear examples, and do not confuse people. Thanks.
Thanks for the video! One would think this is a discovery of the 20th century however the Bible describes this beyond any doubt in Exodus 34:7 "Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation."
Genes still regulate the upper and lower limit of possible expressions. Even with the best environment if your genes predispose you to an IQ of 100 it might become 110 or something, never 200. A little different with malnutrition, but even then you would observe a difference between someone who is predisposed for higher intelligence as opposed to someome with lower predisposition.
But reprogramming of the DNA occurs after sperm and egg fuses, which causes only 1% of the epigenome of parents to be passed down right? That's such a small percentage of a parent's epigenentic taggings, is it really going to have such a drastic effect.
I love studying the genetics/biology of twins! I just did a video on my channel that answers commonly asked questions like whether identical/fraternal twins run in families, can they skip a generation, etc.
What is the difference between epigenetics and behavioral genetics? It seems behavioral genetics works with epigenetic mechanisms or what other mechanisms does behavioral genetics exhibit other than the ones in epigenetics?
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