The Ghost in your Genes 2005 BBC Documentary


On Epigenetics

Science TheoryTags– Ghost in Your Genes – DNA – Genes – Blood – Hela – Henrietta Lacks
The Ghost in your Genes 2005

Identical twins share the same genes and are often startlingly alike. Why, then, should they often meet such different fates one twin developing a serious disease like cancer while the other remains unscathed? In a compelling scientific detective story, The Ghost in Your Genes explores the provocative idea that there may be more to inheritance than genes alone. New clues reveal that a second epigenetic chemical code sits on top of our regular DNA and controls how our genes are expressed, turning them on or off with dramatic consequences for our health.

This revolutionary finding has vital implications not only for treating disease but for how we take care of ourselves. While we inherit the epigenome much as we do DNA, it appears to respond far more to our environment and lifestyles. So our stress levels and what we eat, drink, and breathe may leave an enduring imprint, not just on our own bodies but on the generations to come. In a tour-de-force of scientific sleuthing, NOVA reveals the discoveries that have overturned the old story of inheritance and have profound relevance for how we choose to lead our lives.

The shocking experiments on Henrietta Lacks!

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Paperback

by Rebecca Skloot (Author)


Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor black tobacco farmer whose cells—taken without her knowledge in 1951—became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the polio vaccine, cloning, gene mapping, and more. Henrietta’s cells have been bought and sold by the billions, yet she remains virtually unknown, and her family can’t afford health insurance. This phenomenal New York Times bestseller tells a riveting story of the collision between ethics, race, and medicine; of scientific discovery and faith healing; and of a daughter consumed with questions about the mother she never knew.

The Confusion Surrounding the Story of Henrietta Lacks – Oprah

An Exclusive Look at Real HeLa Cells

The Extraordinary Impact of HeLa Cells

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks HBO

Oprah Winfrey stars in the true story of a woman’s search for enlightenment about her mother–whose ‘immortal’ cells would save millions of lives.

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