Zealth — genes

Are GMO foods safe to consume?

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Are GMO foods safe to consume?

By Akshata Kamath Genes are modified by either replacing or removing DNA from the organism in order to obtain a slightly different byproduct from that of the original species. A GMO can either be a plant/ animal/ microorganism.Genetic engineering is the technique used to  modify genes. This technique helps in creating a combination of organisms genetic material that generally do not occur by itself in nature. Such modifications helps in obtaining new products which one can use on a everyday basis. Genetic modification of organisms is engineered so that the byproducts has the ability to remain undamaged even with the...

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Epigenetics and Nutrition

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Epigenetics and Nutrition

Epigenetics in simple words is what we inherit from our parents, grandparents etc. It explains how the experiences of the previous generations can affect who we are.   How does this have any relation to pregnancy and Nutrition during pregnancy? The intergenerational effect talks about how what a mother eats or does during pregnancy, can affect even future generations. So a child’s health depends on not only potentially what the mother ate, but possible even what the grandmother ate. Nutritional epigenetics has been viewed as an attractive tool to prevent pediatric developmental diseases and cancer as well as to delay...

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