Genetics - Epigenetics
Q. I have read that some medications or drugs can cause birth defects. Can you give me an example?
Q. I’ve heard the term cellular memory. What is that?
Q. Does a person’s penchant for addictive behaviors have anything to do with Cellular Memory?
Q: Do you think cellular memory has anything to do with problems of equality?
Q. I’m fascinated by what I’m learning about cellular memory. Couldn’t epigenetics explain being gay?
Q. What’s all this about DNA having a hidden code or second language that may be responsible for triggering diseases? And what is DNA anyway?
Q: According to my doctor-uncle, stress can increase a person’s risk for illnesses and diseases from the constant triggering of Fight-or-Flight and maybe even shorten your life. This is unclear to me. Is the problem the Fight-Flight response? And in terms of pregnancy stress, what does that mean for the baby?
Q. I’ve heard that some stressors impact boys more than girls. Do you have an example of this?
Q. I always use three lumps of sugar in my coffee; not one, not two, not four, but three—just like my father, my grandfather, and my great-grandfather. That proves this behavior is inherited and carried on a gene, right?
Q. What is nature and what is nurture in relation to cellular memory?
Q. I have heard you talk about “cellular memory” and organ transplants. Do the neurons in a transplanted organ retain their cellular memory and still put out the same electromagnetic frequency as when in the body of the donor? And, if so, how long will that last?
Q. I read an article about personality characteristics related to intelligence. Is there anything to that?
Q: I come from a long line of “physically sickly” ancestors. Because of that, is it really going to make any difference at all if I make different decisions in my own lifestyle choices? Seems rather hopeless to me.
Q. The baby of our good friends was born with something called spina bifida: the doctor called it a birth defect. So, does science know when during the birth process birth defects occur?
Q. I’ve enjoyed reading your blogs about Stiff-Person Syndrome or SPS. Do you think cellular memory plays a role in hereditary illnesses? For example, SPS is not supposed to be hereditary and yet I know a family in which there are a number of cases of auto-immune disorders. Might cellular memory play a role in the reason some family members get a disease while others do not?
Q. My kids told me that transplant recipients sometimes take on characteristics of their donors. Give me a break—that can’t be true, can it?