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New Science of Epigenetics Proves DNA is Not Destiny

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DURHAM, N.C. – Medical science often proves the wisdom of the Bible, such as the benefits of fasting and forgiveness. Scripture also talks about God “visiting the iniquity of the father on the children, on the third and fourth generations.” Recent scientific studies are proving that true, as well, in the field of epigenetics.

Thanks to DNA home test kits, you can learn about your genes and various health issues by just filling a tube with saliva and sending it to the lab. While those results may reveal a lot, they don’t always tell the whole story. We are equipped with a mechanism called the epigenome that tells our genes what to do.

Epigenetics: Light Switch for Our Genes

Epigenetic expert Dr. Michael Roizen, Cleveland Clinic’s Chief Wellness Officer and author of Age Proof, told CBN News epigenetics is like a light switch. Our behavior can silence our genes or activate them.

“And which of your genes are on or not are, to a large degree, your choices, by things you do,” he said, “So is epigenetics important? Absolutely.”

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