Genes and Epigenetics

Nature or Nurture?

Your baby has a unique genetic make-up, but …

The once popular belief that the genes we inherit are fixed for life has now been turned on its head. New evidence from the science of Epigenetics shows that many experiences – including exposure to good or bad nutrition, as well as stress emotional experiences in our family of origin, with our mums, dads and siblings – impact gene expression. And the impact of these influences begins in pregnancy, when the brain, nervous system and body are forming, can be huge.

If you’re interested in the science behind behaviour, and how relationships impact us at a cellular – or genetic level – download the article below and read on!

Article: Genes and Epigenetics