Journal article

Public knowledge and opinion of epigenetics and epigenetic concepts.

Fiona Lynch, Sharon Lewis, Ivan Macciocca, Jeffrey M Craig

J Dev Orig Health Dis | Published : 2021

Abstract

The field of epigenetics is currently one of the most rapidly expanding in biology and has resulted in increasing public interest in its applications to human health. Epigenetics provides a promising avenue for both targeted individual intervention and public health messaging. However, to develop effective strategies for engagement, it is important to understand the public's understanding of the relevant concepts. While there has been some research exploring the public's understanding of genetic and environmental susceptibility to disease, limited research exists on public opinion and understanding of epigenetics and epigenetic concepts. Using an online questionnaire, this study investigated..

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