describe how does epigenetic mechanisms communicate stimuli from the environment?
In this segment, we will deliberate how epigenetic mechanisms can transmit stimuli from the environment such as nutrition then social behaviour to our DNA to touch gene expression, thereby influencing our health and potentially and the health of our children.
Finally this module you will be able to
•define how epigenetics acts as a link between nature and nurture
•classify foods that may modify one's epigenome
•classify pollutants that may modify one's epigenome
•define an ex of maternal care having long-term effects on offspring through alterations in epigenetics
Read the Summary of Nutrition, Food and the Prevention of Cancer- a Global Perspective around the World published by the World Cancer Research Fund as well as the American Institute for Cancer Research.
Choose one nutriment substance that has been linked to cancer development as well as provide a summary of confirmation supporting its purported role in carcinogenesis as well as possible mechanism(s).
•describe what experiments would you do to investigate if an epigenetic mechanism is involved?