Epigenetics is the study of how our genes change over time due to the environment. It may explain why we inherit good and bad traits and memories from our ancestors. Have Native Americans inherited bad memories from their ancestors who survived starvation, abuse and illnesses? Did the genes of our great-great-great grandmother change to adapt to survive through the Trail of Tears or The Long Walk and then were passed on to our parents and us? Guests include Dr. James Jarvis (Mohawk).
Dr. James Jarvis (Mohawk) – professor of clinical pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo
Rick Smith – doctoral student at the University of Texas at Austin