Do thoughts influence gene expression? Do different levels of the mind interact with our genomic machinery? IONS Scientist Garret Yount is a molecular neurobiologist who is working to find the answers through his research into the effects of consciousness on DNA. While studies have already shown that external stimuli like exercise can lead to long-term changes in gene expression, Garret is studying whether internal stimuli, or activity in the mind like meditation, can influence our bodies toward transformation at the molecular level and personal health.
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