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Epigenesis: Definition & Concept

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Epigenesis is:

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1. Identical twins are also called:

2. Meet Joe. Joe has a family history of heart disease. Joe's mother and father died at fairly young ages as a result of heart disease, as did many of Joe's close relatives. Joe knows the risk factors associated with heart disease and has taken active steps to minimize those risks. He exercises and does yoga nearly every day, eats a healthy diet, and monitors his blood pressure and cholesterol levels through regular check ups. Joe has not developed heart disease even though his genetic makeup made it probable that he would. His lifestyle choices have had a _____ impact on his genetic expression.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Epigenesis is an important concept in genetics and human development, and this quiz/worksheet will help you assess your understanding of its definition and implications. The quiz will require you to define terms related to the concept.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the effects and implications of:

  • Epigenesis
  • Positive environmental forces
  • Genetic expression
  • Identical twins

Skills Practiced

You will practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define epigenesis
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast positive and negative impacts on genetic expression
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding identical twins and positive environmental forces

Additional Learning

You should also review the accompanying lesson on Epigenesis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define epigenesis
  • Familiarize yourself with examples of epigenesis
  • Understand the implications of identical or monozygotic twins on epigenesis
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