Epigenetics

| February 27, 2015
Write your 1,000 word Reaction Paper using the instructions and links in the Instructions for Reaction Paper document in the Introduction Unit. You will be completing the following tasks and gathering the following information for your paper:
1.Watch the epigenetics video from PBS. https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/epigenetics.html Begin your paper by defining epigenetics in your own words and discussing your reaction to the video.
2.Research and locate one article on epigenetics from a reputable academic source through the College Library (log in with your MDC ID number. Your password is the last four digits of your MDC ID unless you have changed it). Note that journal articles are reputable sources, as are some government publications based on research (Wikipedia is NOT a reputable source)
3.Read the epigenetics article you find. Continue your paper with a discussion of the epigenetics article. Be sure to paraphrase (put things in your own words) and be sure to cite the author(s) of the article you find using APA style. Aim for about a page for this part of your paper.
4.Complete the Family History Questionnaire. Discuss the concept of epigenesis in light of your family history. Aim for one page for this section of your paper.
5.Complete the Life Expectancy Questionnaire. Print the report and integrate your findings into your discussion. Aim for another page.
6.Discuss how you can improve your health and longevity in light of your findings in these questionnaires, your understanding of epigenetics, and your knowledge of your family history. This should be your final page.
General Rules for an "A" Paper
•Double-spaced, 12-point font, 1-inch margins
•Covers all 6 tasks
•Spellchecked
•College-level grammar
•Cite your article APA style.
•No abstract, no cover
•Place your name and reference number on the first page. Use page numbers.

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