Identical Twins And How The Epigenomes Can Be Affected By Environment, Health And Even Stress

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I feel stress is something that can overtake a person when an event or problem happens in their life that becomes difficult for them to handle. However according to Soomo (2014. Chapter one) we learned about the epigenetics of identical twins and how the epigenomes can become affected by environment, health and even stress. These things do change the epigenomes they just trigger signals that turn the epigenomes on and off, which in much later years of life can make identical twins become quite different from each other. According to Soomo (2014. chapter two) we learned about the sympathetic system and how if something alarms you like stress your sympathetic system will increase your heart rate, high pressure, raise your blood sugar (Soomo, 2014) Even prolong effect of stress can cause brain changes that may lend to anxiety, depression, and even addiction (Harvard Health Publishing, 2011). It also works together with the parasympathetic nervous system when stress lessens to create an opposite effect (Soomo,2014). Stress can also play a part in our intelligence. According to Soomo, (2014 chapter three) when someone who has high general intelligence has suffered from brain damage due to a tumor, their emotional intelligence can diminish. In Neuroscientist Antonio Damasio (1994) case of “Elliott” a successful businessman, he showed no emotion and no response to others feeling after the brain damage which, lead to job lost, bankruptcy, failed marriages, placed in the care of

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