In this module, we will describe how epigenetic methods can transmit stimuli from the environment like nutrition and social behavior to our DNA to influence gene expression, thus affecting our health and, potentially and the health of our children.
Q1. describe how epigenetic acts as a link between the nature and nurture.
Q2. Describe an illustration of maternal care having long-term effects on offspring via alterations in epigenetic.
Read the synopsis of Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: A Global Perspective around the World, published by the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for the Cancer Research.
Select one food substance which has been linked to the cancer development and give a summary of evidence supporting its purported role in the carcinogenesis and possible mechanism(s).
What experiments would you do to investigate if an epigenetic method is included?