Anna and Katie
What is Epigenetics?
Epigenetics is basically nature vs. nurture. In Epigenetics same organisms may have the same DNA or genotype, but a different phenotype because of their surroundings.
Does experience effect DNA?
Is epigenetics an extension or application to Mendel's laws?
Epigenetics in an extension to Mendel's laws because traits are not influences solely by genes, but also your external environment in epigenetics.
What are implications for human health?
Your health can change depending on what your environmental influences are, which is what epigenetics is basically trying to say.
Why is it interesting to you?
It's interesting because genes aren't the only things that affect your traits and scientists don't fully know all of the effects of epigenetics yet.