Epigenetics: The transmission of stress and trauma to the next generation
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About The Event
This event is presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) with Welcoming remarks by Marty Chester, incoming JCRC Board President
Genetics describes DNA sequencing, but epigenetics sees that genes can be turned on and off and expressed differently through changes in environment and behavior.
Rachel Yehuda is a pioneer in understanding how the effects of and trauma can transmit biologically, beyond cataclysmic events, to the next generation. She has studied the children of Holocaust survivors and of pregnant women who survived the 9/11 attacks. But her science is a form of power for flourishing beyond the traumas large and small that mark each of our lives and those of our families and communities. Dr. Yehuda is a Profesor and Vice Chair of Psychiatry and Professor of Neuroscience and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Generations After MN, a network of over 150 third and fourth generation Holocaust survivor family members, is sponsoring a dessert reception following the program.