Does epigenetics dictate our preferences?

11 December 2012

Question

Epigenetic changes and preferences - so why you like things and why you don’t - could it be that when you like something when you're older, but don’t like it when you're younger, could some of these preferences be – and that’s obviously a slightly simplified thing, but could it be that part of our changing behaviour or the way we age could be down to epigenetic programming?”

Answer

Stefanie - Yeah, so epigenetics is a very important factor in ageing and that's something that's become more and more clear in recent years. Specific traits or likes or dislikes, I don't know how much that is down to epigenetics, but I wouldn't be surprised if that is the case.

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