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Behavioral Epigenetics– We Are More Than Our Genes

Scientific findings in developmental biology and genetics are providing new insights into the importance of environmental interaction in gene expression. These insights are reshaping our understanding of how human-environment interaction contributes to health and the expression of disease. This newfound emphasis on interaction and environment leads to an interdependency between human and environment whereby any change in the environment impacts upon the interacting human. Learn the subtle ways that cultural beliefs impact our immune system- and the archetypal wounds of grief, shame, and abandonment are passed from generation to generation.