How much do we know about when disease starts

By Andrew Whitehouse, University of Western Australia The importance of the early childhood years in shaping adult life is not a new concept. For many years now, parents have been playing, talking, reading, singing, and exercising their children in increasingly more refined ways in the (quite correct) belief that these behaviours will lead to better […]

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How your grandparents’ life could have changed your genes

By Tim Spector, King’s College London If your great-grandparents lived through a famine, their experience could well have altered their genetic code. And three generations later you could well be showing signs of that change. The idea that our environment and lifestyle can alter how our genes behave is part of the new field of […]

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