Please answer the following questions pertaining to the video that we viewed in class today- The Ghost in Your Genes
1. In your own words, what is epigenetics?
2. How can we explain the varying disorders resulting from a mutation on the same chromosome? ( Prader-Willi and Angelman’s Syndrome on Chromosome 15)
3. Explain the “condition” of the offspring of Holocaust survivors and those of pregnant women who witnessed the events of September 11th.
4. Why weren’t the genes of these children (children of survivors) affected?
5. What conditions presented as a result of the lifestyle of previous generations? Why?