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HDP assign 16 - Xuan Duong HDP 1, Section Fri @4pm...

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Xuan Duong HDP 1, Section Fri @4pm Assignment #16 Lecture 12/6 Although it only lasted 13 minutes, the first short film Epigenesis: The Identical Twins was very interesting. It explains how our genes are passed down from our parents. These genes are ones we cannot alter and are inherited throughout generations. The epigenome is somewhat the opposite. It can change and is not necessarily inherited, but can be passed on to future generations. How the epigenome works is somewhat of a mystery. The film describes it as a “tag” that is imprinted onto our genes through our life experiences and passes on to our children. I believe, through time scientists could uncover more on the epigenome, and most importantly how it comes to be. What exactly can be classified as an epigenome? And are these epigenomes stoppable? If these questions can be answered, many lives could possibly be saved. The second film, a documentary called Horizon (2005): The Ghost in Your Genes was captivating. An important fact I got out of that film was about the deletion of chromosome 15,
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