Today I learned about Karen Pryor, she wrote a book titled Don’t Shoot The Dog. I also watched two videos on Youtube. The first was called Epigenetics and was presented by Neil Degrasse Tyson. This video was all about epigenetic factors and was really interesting. The next video I watched was titled The Ghost In Your Genes. This video was about how epigenetics can effect our children. Basically the things we do in our life time can alter our DNA, but not cause damage or even show effects in our lifetime. However, these mutations can be passed down during fertilization and can change our children.
The third thing I learned about was the severe behavioral and verbal clinics at UHCL. I’m extremely interested in these two topics. Kari suggested that I try and volunteer over the summer or during the semester.