The Epigenome Song

Submitted by: trp712 6 years ago in Science

Who said Biology can"t be fun? (NB: Actually really informative, if you swing that way)
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Male 294
@PUDDING1961

You might want to look at a probiotics regiment if cheese tends to help you out (cheese is basically pressed milk fat and bacteria, it`s tasty though!). Not sure why the flora isn`t staying in your system, but it would be something to check out.
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Male 294
@Aaluran

For those of us who have a biological background, it makes sense. The comment was more for someone who didn`t have the background. I could see not getting "what" an epigenome even is from the song, or why food affects it.

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Female 332
two words: raw vegan
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Female 446
I too have IBS and it`s wierd but if i eat alot of cheese, any cheese, it helps me alot with this problem. I`ve had IBS ever since i had my gallbladder removed and a gastroenterologist precribed me an old medecine that was once used for bringing down cholesterol,*Cholestyramine* and since then my life has changed immensely for the better. It works!
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Female 7,866
Ibs can be triggered by gluten and or lactose. I am fine with both, my mother and daughter cannot tolerate them, but a family gathering in an enclosed space does mean we avoid naked flames!
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Male 18
Actually, janus, I got all that from the song. Of course, I`m a pharmacy sophomore and molecular biology was a not insignificant part of my first semester, so I already knew most of that, but, still, I think it was explained well enough. Your explanation was also very solid,though.
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Male 253
edana42, you need to learn your dreams aren`t real! the only two things are Beer and Pizza! you need to learn that!
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Female 2,509
we are all aware that there is more than beer and pizza right? just saying...
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Female 122
I have IBS too and If I only ate beer and pizza, I would be dead. How in the world can anyone with IBS eat pizza and still function in society? I have to take a day off work to enjoy some pizza.
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Male 6,694
Moving on.
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Male 294
The genetic information, your DNA, comprises your Genome.

We believe parts of the epigenome can be effected by diet, and there`s also evidence that parts may be passed down from parents.

Since your epigenome may be modifiable by diet, you may be able to change how much of certain kinds of "stuff" your body produces by changing your diet as well.

Which may lead to a healthier you.

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Male 294
I don`t think the song was particularly funny, or delivered a clear message.

So for those of you that are wondering...

Let`s talk about DNA for a second, specifically how it`s packaged.

Imagine a phone cord (one of the curly ones):

http://www.google.com/ images?q=phone+cord

Now take a piece of yard, and wrap the yarn around the phone cord. DNA is packaged like that string. it gets wrapped around these little cylinder like structures, and those cylinder structures form a spiral.

Because our genetic material is so tightly packed, we`re really good at turning gene production off completely, because we basically have to unwind a bit of DNA, and separate the strands before we can start copying it.

The control structures on the outside of packaged DNA that let us grab a hold of DNA and unwind it so we can start copying your DNA is your epigenome.

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Female 412
>> Well, I have IBS (go look it up! It`s terrible!) And would welcome ANY relief!
You are what you eat? I`m made of beer and pizza??


I have IBS too and I find it is a lot less severe if I eat healthy foods. You`d welcome ANY relief? Stop drinking beer and eating cheese, which only make you gassy, and start eating and drinking healthier stuff!
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Female 16
meh.. same old debate, nature vs. nurture.. and nurture is more than food
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Male 4,547
Agree with 5Cats, IBS sucks.
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Male 3,756
"That was only slightly accurate."

It was only slightly accurate that they`re doing research to see if it works?
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Male 7,611
personally, i dont care how accurate it is. it is hilarious.
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Male 37,762
Well, I have IBS (go look it up! It`s terrible!) And would welcome ANY relief!
You are what you eat? I`m made of beer and pizza??
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Male 473
That was only slightly accurate.
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Male 317
Sounds like a Johnny Rebel song...}-)
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Male 210
Actually not informative at all. SPOILER ALERT: "We think that food may affect your mood/strength/body/etc. but we need to do further research." WOW RIVETING STUFF.
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Male 25,416
Wow learning is fun!
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Male 7,611
this just made me so happy. i hate being such a geek.
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Male 194
Lame? I think it`s very interesting, I mean our body is the most complex structure known to man after all. :)
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Female 3,001
why are like most of the latest posts all videos? anyhoo though this is informative, biology still feels lame...
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Male 17,512
Buuurrrrp
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Male 2,238
Link: The Epigenome Song [Rate Link] - Who said Biology can`t be fun? (NB: Actually really informative, if you swing that way)
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