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Epigenetics Around the Web: Trump isn’t affecting human evolution and organic produce isn’t helping your sperm
June 19, 2017 • Nicholas Staropoli
This week’s features: A professor's troubling politicization of epigenetics in Gizmodo, Men's Health quotes me on male fertility but mistakes correlation for causation. Plus see what's trending on the Epigenetics Literacy Project. On a larger scale, the amount of stress that Americans are going through now, because of Trump—there is going to be an evolutionary consequence. Peter Ward Professor, Department of Biology, University of Washington Professor's troubling politicization of epigenetics in Gizmodo…
Epigenetics Around the Web: Q&A with readers on Reddit Science ‘Ask Me Anything’
June 08, 2017 • Nicholas Staropoli
New Study Reveals How Broccoli Changes Your DNA For The Better, How Drinking Tea May Change Your Genes and  Ancestors' Genetic "Memories" Could Be Passed On For 14 Generations. These are just a few recent epigenetics-related headlines circulating around the internet. To the untrained eye, it may seem like epigenetics, a discipline of science that investigates a subset of biochemical processes that alter gene activity without changing its sequence, plays a vital role in…
Epigenetics Around the Web: What links Native American repatriations to epigenetics? Nothing
May 31, 2017 • Nicholas Staropoli
This week’s features: CNN piece by a UCLA professor is completely wrong about epigenetics; and why you shouldn't trust personalized microbiome tests--yet. Plus, see what’s trending on the Epigenetics Literacy Project. "I think it is a bigger deal than genetics,” says Tim Spector, CEO of Map My Gut Anthropology professor botches epigenetics in Native American CNN piece Sometimes I just can't believe how people so carelessly invoke epigenetics. I've watched alternative…
Epigenetics Around the Web: ‘Born Anxious’? Early life trauma likely doesn’t affect health throughout your life
May 15, 2017 • Nicholas Staropoli
This week’s features: A new book hyped by several sites is likely based on pseudoscience, which underscores why physicians need to be more careful when discussing epigenetics. Plus, see what’s trending on the Epigenetics Literacy Project. That’s right, you heard me correctly… you can alter your gene expression and it’s modifiable… and that, my friends, are what epigenetics refers to. --Julie Chen, MD Another physician whiffs at explaining epigenetics When it…
Epigenetics Around the Web: Marie Claire’s missteps on probiotics and the microbiome; Dad’s role in fetal health
May 08, 2017 • Nicholas Staropoli
This week’s features: Marie Claire's missteps on science, journalism and advertising; overhyping the relationship between health dad's and healthy children. Plus, see what’s trending on the Epigenetics Literacy Project. Like Febreze for your body, Mother Dirt's AO + Mist is a live probiotic spray that restores essential bacteria to our microbiomes. Roxanne Adamiyatt in Marie Claire Marie Claire's missteps on science, journalism and advertising International women's magazine Marie Claire ran an article…