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Epigenetics – our bodies' way to change the destiny written in our DNA | Moshe Szyf | TEDxBratislava

By heheals

September 16, 2020




What we thought of as something fixed, DNA is actually very cleverly modified according to current environmental needs. Even before a baby is born, it already knows what world to prepare itself for. Moshe in this talk sheds light on his groundbreaking findings.

Moshe Szyf is one of the poineers in the field of epigenetics. Szyf’ lab has proposed three decades ago that DNA methylation is a prime therapeutic target in cancer and other diseases and has postulated and provided the first set of evidence that the “social environment” early in life can alter DNA methylation launching the emerging field of “social epigenetics”. The Szyf’ lab is interested in understanding basic epigenetic mechanisms and their broad implications in human behavior, health and disease as well as in developing epigenetics’ based therapeutics and diagnostics.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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  1. A "scientist" believer in god, as of course he has to demonstrate with wearing that thing on his head… I thought scientist demand proof before having "faith" which once you have proof you don't NEED to have faith.

    Still, I wish most doctors had half the knowledge this man has. Most doctors are stopped learning even before they graduated, ask most of them what books or "further learning" courses they have taken that they don't have to take, and the answer is ZEROOOOOO. 
    No books at all, and no other learning, except overcharging patients and deal making with pharmaceuticals. They are recipe giving men.

  2. Interesting. My mom left when i was young (9)and before that there was a lot of abuse including when I was uterus. She smashed me against the wall trying to abort me (as my both my sisters told me) I got a genetic test ad my methylation gene (MUTHFR)was compromised. Interesting it is called the mutherfucker gene..

  3. We inherited social behavior from animals, ours ancestors learned social behavior be good to protect their life. There many eyes to look for predators around, more choice to survive. That we are until now. Heart beat together in any creature.

  4. You know the other day I was thinking, how do instincts work? How does an organism have knowledge already programmed in? I thought, it must be coded into it's genes. Then I began the searching, days later here I am. I must say epigenetics is truly one of these most fascinating areas of science I've ever come across, I can't wait to learn more

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