Epigenetics and Family Health History

Watch the epigenetics video from PBS LearningMedia. Define epigenetics in your own words and discuss your reaction to the video.

Interview your family members and find out which diseases you are most at risk for. Research and locate one article on epigenetics and whatever disease you are most at risk for (select a study on research conducted on humans) from a reputable academic source. Discuss the concept of epigenesis in light of your family history and the article you read. Discuss how you can improve your health and longevity in light of your findings, your understanding of epigenetics, and your knowledge of your family history.