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What Is Epigenetics Theory?

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siblings sitting in a backyard
Max Goncharov

An Example of Epigenetic Theory From Bipolar Disorder

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Avel Chuklanov

What is the Epigenome?

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What is the Science Behind Epigenetic Theory?

Father reading to daughter.

It’s Not True Epigenetic Change Unless It Passes to an Offspring

Helping daughter make good lifestyle choices to stay healthy physically and mentally.

Why Epigenetic Theory Might Matter to You

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Can We End Transgenerational Illness by Changing Our Epigenome?

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Dan Gold

The Downside to Epigenetic Change

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Ray Reyes

More Questions About Epigenetics and Our Health

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Joshua Earle

Epigenetics and a Hopeful Future

Julie A. Fast

Julie A. Fast


Julie A. Fast is the author of Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder, Take Charge of Bipolar Disorder, Get it Done When You’re Depressed, and The Health Cards. Julie won the Mental Health America Journalism Award for the best mental health column in the U.S. and was the recipient of the Eli Lily Reintegration award for her work in bipolar disorder advocacy. Julie is CEU certified and regularly trains health care professionals, including psychiatric residents, social workers, therapists, and general practitioners on bipolar disorder and mental health management skills. She was the original consultant for Claire Danes for the show "Homeland" and is on the mental health expert registry for People Magazine. She is a sought-after coach for parents and partners of people with bipolar disorder.