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The bias busters

BMJ 2014; 349 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g4748 (Published 23 July 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;349:g4748

Beyond Genetics

Scripted but encrypted, genetics (which maps genomes and zaps with GMOs) makes us splenetic and frenetic. So we should optimize genetics (DNA), by maximizing epigenetics (DNA + behavior), via education/edification, with hygiene not high genes, with nutrition and contrition, not addiction or conviction. Global but doable, epigenetics revives genetics, by waking gentle genies of genomics and princes of proteomics, who are housed on rows of wholesome chromosomes.*

*Human DNA, which is individually unique, consists of 20-25K genes that are located on 46 chromosomes, which are in all our cells, except red blood cells. Genomics studies our genome (all our genes), and proteomics studies our proteome (all our proteins).

Competing interests: No competing interests

25 July 2014
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
Eagle Rock, MO, USA