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DNA is Not Destiny

by Leisa on June 12, 2009

I love the field of epigenetics – it sounds complicated – but it is the field of study looking at changes of gene expression that occur without the underlying DNA changing. Today’s catch-cry for absolving ourselves from responsibility for our illnesses is “It’s genetic – I have a genetic predisposition to X disease – so
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Genes Don’t Cause Cancer

by Leisa on February 10, 2009

A study completed at the Ioannina School of Medicine in Greece analysed hundreds of other studies that claimed to have “discovered” genes that cause cancer, and it found that out of 240 claimed associations between genes and cancer risk, only two genes actually had any significant correlation at all. Put another way, over 99% of
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