แทงบอลมือถือ _คาสิโน ออนไลน์ ฟรีเครดิต_เกมยิงปลาแจกเครดิตฟรี

  • Environmental risks – behaviour and physiology via epigenetic changes
  • Detoxification of tar sands environment
  • Degradation of organic pollutants

An organism’s epigenome is dynamic and can be altered by the environment. Such environmental factors can include stress, diet, and pollutants (toxins). For example, research has revealed a relationship between obesity in adulthood and inadequate nutrition in-utero or during early life. The low nutrient conditions in the fetal environment cause modifications to the fetal epigenome, which prime the offspring for a future environment with low resources. However, if the offspring develops in an environment with adequate nutrient resources, the chances of obesity and diabetes are decreased. Exposure to other environmental factors such as alcohol, tobacco, and other toxic compounds can also affect the fetal epigenome. A theory known as the “developmental origins of health and disease” (DOHaD) suggests that there is a wide range of environmental conditions that can impact embryonic development and influence disease susceptibility during adult life. Since environmental factors can change the epigenetic programing of a cell and lead to changes in an organism’s physiology, behavior, and susceptibility to disease, understanding how the environment is shaping our epigenome can help policy makers and health care providers create policy that ensure that our environment promotes healthy epigenomes. Dr. David Olsen from the UofA, for example, is investigating epigenome deregulation in children born to stressed mothers.

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