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Total Recall | The Memories of Our Genes
Trait Vs. Fate And The Incredible Genetic
Inheritance of Your DNA
By Marina Rose, QDNA®
The Magnificent Human Experience™ | Epigenetics |
May 01, 2015
“I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift." -- Mavis Gallant
Have you ever wondered why, as we imperceptibly transition from the free, unencumbered and ever changing nature of childhood, into the more rigid, well defined, personal characteristics of our adulthood, we increasingly find ourselves appearing more and more like our parents and even our grandparents before them?
Results from a recent ground-breaking genetic study have just provided us with the answer to this, scientifically proving what alternative healers have known for many years—that our DNA has Total Recall-- and essentially Mom's, Dad's, Grandma's –and even their lineage on both sides of their family--experiences leave an Epigenetic mark on our genes.
New research from Emory University School of Medicine, in Atlanta, has scientifically shown that it is possible for information to be inherited biologically through chemical changes that occur in DNA. During the recent tests conducted with mice, they learned that mice can pass on learned information about traumatic or stressful experiences to subsequent generations, and the offspring instinctively demonstrate the same stress and fear experienced by their parents even though they did not directly experience the trauma. The results of this test have profound implications on our lives and is a real scientific breakthrough in field of Epigenetics, the study of Gene Inheritance.
Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, says: ”From a translational perspective, our results allow us to appreciate how the experiences of a parent, before even conceiving offspring, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations.”
This suggests that experiences are somehow transferred from the brain (memory) into the genome, allowing them to be passed on to later generations. The researchers now hope to carry out further work to understand how the information comes to be stored on the DNA in the first place
In effect, the study helps to scientifically confirm that we're not all mad when we think we see our parents and our grandparents in ourselves, often despite our own best efforts. However gene inheritance, as the old saying goes, is both a blessing and curse. Our DNA's Total Recall can just as easily give us courage, talent and extraordinary athletic ability, as it can fear, phobias, anxiety, and poor health.
Professor Marcus Pembrey, a pediatric geneticist at University College London, said the work provided “compelling evidence” for the biological transmission of stored memory.
This view marks a quantum leap forward in the prevailing view of medical science and provides further support for leading-edge medical and alternative health techniques that work directly with the process of DNA and Genetic Reprogramming. These new modalities also tell us that it's not just our parents and grandparents memories and beliefs that we inherit, but rather a core set of inherited patterns that are passed down from society, culture, and our collective memory as well.
It also creates additional fuel for thought regarding the ongoing debate amongst psychologists that is often referred to as “Trait vs. Fate”. Is our psychological make-up a product of Darwinian inheritance or Freudian fate and upbringing?
Trait vs. Fate: Darwin, Freud and The Nature of Our Beliefs
“Darwin and Freud walk into a bar. Two alcoholic mice — a mother and her son — sit on two bar stools, lapping gin from two thimbles.
The mother mouse looks up and says, “Hey, geniuses, tell me how my son got into this sorry state.”
“Bad inheritance,” says Darwin.
“Bad mothering,” says Freud.”
For over a hundred years, those two views — nature or nurture, biology or psychology — offered opposing explanations for how behaviors develop and persist, not only within a single individual, but across generations.
In a fascinating article by Dan Hurley, from the magazine “Discover”, he explores the common “nature vs. nurture” debate through the field of epigenetics.
In 1992, two young scientists, following in Freud's and Darwin's footsteps, actually did walk into a bar, and by the time they walked out, a few beers later, they had begun to forge a revolutionary new synthesis of how life experiences— and the memory of these experiences-- directly affect a person's DNA and is passed down to future generations. This process has now been termed Epigenetic Inheritance.
Those two young scientists were Moshe Szyf, a molecular biologist and geneticist at McGill University in Montreal, and Michael Meaney, a McGill neurobiologist, and their animated conversation at that fateful bar has led to some revolutionary new ideas in science. Szyf and Meaney considered a hypothesis as improbable as it was profound: If diet and chemicals can cause epigenetic changes, could certain experiences — child neglect, drug abuse or other severe stresses — also set off epigenetic changes to the DNA inside the neurons of a person's brain? That question turned out to be the basis of a new field, behavioral epigenetics, now so vibrant it has spawned dozens of studies and suggested profound new treatments to heal the brain.
According to the new insights of behavioral epigenetics, traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors' past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA. Jews whose great-grandparents were chased from their Russian shtetls; Chinese whose grandparents lived through the ravages of the Cultural Revolution; young immigrants from Africa whose parents survived massacres; adults of every ethnicity who grew up with alcoholic or abusive parents — all carry with them more than just memories.
Like silt deposited on the cogs of a finely tuned machine after the seawater of a tsunami recedes, our experiences, and those of our forebears, are never gone, even if they have been forgotten. They become a part of us, a molecular residue holding fast to our genetic scaffolding. The DNA remains the same, but psychological and behavioral tendencies are inherited. You might have inherited not just your grandmother’s knobby knees, but also her predisposition toward depression caused by the neglect she suffered as a newborn.
If your grandmother was adopted by nurturing parents, you might be enjoying the boost she received thanks to their love and support. The mechanisms of behavioral epigenetics underlie not only deficits and weaknesses but strengths and resiliencies too.
What’s more, new cutting edge science and revolutionary alternative health modalities now offer us a chance to actually change our unwanted and unhealthful inherited DNA patterns--and the process behind these principles are now ever more scientifically proven.
Previously, scientists thought that methyl groups, which attach to DNA, but are not part of DNA coding, only attached to DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) during fetal development, but recent scientific studies have shown that they can actually be added to DNA at any point during life, including adulthood.
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For those unlucky enough to receive unwanted or unhealthy DNA patterns, emerging new treatments could reset not just your mood, but the epigenetics of your DNA as well.
Leading edge scientists are rapidly shattering the dogma and proving false the notion that are we are stuck with the hand that the genetic cards have dealt us.In fact, we actually have a tremendous amount of control over how our genetic traits are expressed. We quite literally have the ability to change this expression at any time in our lives--Change Your DNA. Instantly Change Your Life™.
If it sounds too good to be true, it’s actually not.
The key to effecting changein gene expression is not only understanding the DNA response to environmental factors,which has long been accepted amongst traditional medical science, but also understanding that this "environment" that our genes respond to also includes our conscious thoughts—as well as emotions andunconscious beliefs.
Cellular biologist Bruce Lipton, PhD., is one of the leading authorities on how emotions can regulate genetic expression, which are explained in-depth in his excellent books The Biology of Belief, and Spontaneous Evolution, highly recommended reading for a thoroughly scientific basis for these principles.
Cutting edge science is indeed moving far beyond the beliefs of the old Newtonian world view, which says that we live in a mechanical universe and the body is just a biological machine, and as a biological machine only responds to physical "things", like the active chemicals in drugs. This long outdated view has spawned such things as chemotherapy and the multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical industry that treats every single known illness with a drug—even the most benign. From cancer to restless leg syndrome, the view is that drugs are the cure.
However things are rapidly shifting and even traditional science is catching up. Quantum physics has revealed the flaws in the old Newtonian view of the world, and has shown us that the invisible, immaterial realm is actually far more important than the material realm that we can see. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that thoughts influence the shape of our world far more than any actual physical matter.
So even though our DNA may be utterly brilliant and fully capable of Total Recall, think of your genes and your gene expression not as rigid or fixed, but rather as dynamic, fluid and completely malleable. Like your grandmother’s vintage dress, you could wear it or have it re-designed. Every type of alteration is all entirely possible.
Life’s like an Etch A Sketch. Shake it hard enough and you can wipe the pattern clean and create something new from scratch.
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